Slow Cooker Applesauce with Cranberries

Slow Cooker Applesauce with Cranberries

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups


  • 3 to pounds apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (plus more sugar if you prefer more sweetness)
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks


  1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker (a medium to large sized slow cooker will work best). Cover and cook on high heat for 4 hours.
  2. Remove the cinnamon sticks from the cooked mixture. Mash the apples and cranberries with a potato masher until you’ve reached the desired consistency. Stir to thoroughly mix. Taste and add more sugar if desired.
  3. Pour the applesauce with cranberries out of the slow cooker and into a food storage container with a lid. Allow to cool slightly, then refrigerate to cool completely before serving.