Simple Slow Cooker Applesauce (No Sugar Added!)

Recipe posted in: Healthy Sides & Snacks

Aside from being packed with nourishment (one medium apple dishes out nearly 20 percent of your daily fiber needs), apples are extremely versatile. You can savor them solo, pair them with peanut butter, bake them, dehydrate them or toss them in salads or stir-fries.

But perhaps one of the tastiest ways to enjoy apples is to transform them into applesauce using your slow cooker. Check out this super simple, no sugar-added applesauce recipe that’s as easy as (apple) pie!

Servings: ½ cup equals one serving; recipe makes about 14 servings

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb

Ingredients:

  • 12 medium red apples (any flavor but the sweeter the apples, the sweeter the sauce so Gala, McIntosh or Honeycrisp are all great options!)
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
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Directions:

  1. Remove the core from your apples then slice them in quarters (do not peel!)
  2. Add all ingredients to the crock pot and stir so apple chunks are coated in cinnamon, nutmeg and apple cider vinegar
  3. Cook on low for about 3-3.5 hours