This easy and delicious spiced applesauce slow cooks to perfection. My kids and I came up with this recipe one fall weekend. It's a family favorite.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the apples and water in a slow cooker; cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours. Stir in the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; continue cooking another 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

150 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium. 39.4 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2008
This was a no-brainer. Really worked out fabulously with almost no effort at all. Ten times better than anything bought in the store, too. My kids will tolerate the store bought organic, but they LOVED this. It's just like eating the inside of an apple pie. I upped the quantity of the pumpkin pie spice to a full tsp. and I also added the spice and the brown sugar to the crockpot during the cooking process. Excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing. EDITED 06/17/08: I made this today with half pear and half apples. This is a great way to use your excess crops or fruit that just didn't get eaten fast enough. My kids just can't get enough of this sauce! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2011
I REALLY wanted to like this and I made it exactly the way it was written; but, sadly there was just waaaaaaaay too much sugar in it and it was just a little too watery. I really wish I had read some of the reviews before making this. I do plan to make this again; however, I will reduce the water slightly and reduce the sugare to 1/4 cup. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 86
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2008
This was a no-brainer. Really worked out fabulously with almost no effort at all. Ten times better than anything bought in the store, too. My kids will tolerate the store bought organic, but they LOVED this. It's just like eating the inside of an apple pie. I upped the quantity of the pumpkin pie spice to a full tsp. and I also added the spice and the brown sugar to the crockpot during the cooking process. Excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing. EDITED 06/17/08: I made this today with half pear and half apples. This is a great way to use your excess crops or fruit that just didn't get eaten fast enough. My kids just can't get enough of this sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2008
This was a no-brainer. Really worked out fabulously with almost no effort at all. Ten times better than anything bought in the store, too. My kids will tolerate the store bought organic, but they LOVED this. It's just like eating the inside of an apple pie. I upped the quantity of the pumpkin pie spice to a full tsp. and I also added the spice and the brown sugar to the crockpot during the cooking process. Excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing. EDITED 06/17/08: I made this today with half pear and half apples. This is a great way to use your excess crops or fruit that just didn't get eaten fast enough. My kids just can't get enough of this sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2008
A REAL KEEPER. Last night I added water to my Crockpot cut up my apples (a combination of Granny Smith's and Gala's) used Apple Pie Spice (a combination of Cinnamon Nutmeg and Allspice)(a generous "sprinkling") tossed in the Brown Sugar (what I would call a "handful") added a handful of raisins and "short sprinkle" (perhaps 8-10) of "Hot Dots" and turned the appliance on (LOW). This morning I made our Oatmeal (a regular occurrence in our household -- except that no one really likes it; sometimes it's Cream of Wheat -- which is better received but not loved) and topped each bowl with a GENEROUS/HEFTY spoonful of this Applesauce (which had been cooking for no less than 10 hours). Not only did no one (1 DH and 3 adult "children") complain but my DH and BOTH of my sons (aged 20 ) actually refilled their Oatmeal bowls so that they could have more of the "topping". Better than this it rarely gets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2008
well this my first time making sauce and it was great. i did not have pumkin pie spice so i used alspice and added extra cinnamon. i used only 2/4 cup brown sugar and it was great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2008
This smells soooooo good while cooking! My crock pot is a "beast" and cooks super hot and fast, so this was done on low in 4 hours. I used the "pumpkin pie spice II" recipe on this site and am very happy with the results. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
This was an excellent way to end dinner! I poured the cooked apples and spices into a pan, sprinkled a yellow cake mix (just the box) on top, and drizzled with 1 stick butter. Cook for 45 min. at 350 and it was like apple cobbler. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
I cannot believe I have made it to 50 years old and have never thot to make applesauce, but I recently had oral surgery and could not eat anything chewy, meaty or crunchy...what to do? Go to AllRecipes! This applesauce was incredible. I used all the different apples in the pantry (I had 11 of them!) including Gala, Fuji, Grannysmith and Honeycrisp. Threw 'em in the 6 qt. slowcooker on low with a cup of water...they were done enough for me at 5 hours. I added a cup of raisins (o glorious plump and juicy raisin, how I worship thee!), a half-cup of brown sugar (the apples would have been fine without it, but I was jonesin' for some sweetness), threw in 1 teaspoon of cinammon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, and a pinch of allspice, mace and cardamom...and the house smells wonderful. 1/2 hour later I was eating applesauce for dinner! Big sloppy kisses to ASG for this wunnerful recipe, that was perfect for my sore lil mouth after surgery, but I will be making again when I feed the firemen next month, and have potlucks in the future. Otherwise, I know me...I will make this pile of yumminess and eat it all myself! I can just imagine what this would be like over vanilla ice cream....sigh. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2008
Really good...the brown sugar is waaay better than a whole ton of white sugar...little nutmeg little allspice!! ummmmmm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2008
This recipe was very good. I used gala and golden delicious apples, therefore I only added 1/4 cup of brown sugar and the pumpkin pie spice II that another reviwer suggested. I substituted allspice for the cloves since I don't like the bitterness of cloves. I used 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons of the spioce mixture in the applesauce and it turned out quite well. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2011
I REALLY wanted to like this and I made it exactly the way it was written; but, sadly there was just waaaaaaaay too much sugar in it and it was just a little too watery. I really wish I had read some of the reviews before making this. I do plan to make this again; however, I will reduce the water slightly and reduce the sugare to 1/4 cup. Read More
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