Slow-Cooker Vanilla & Cinnamon Applesauce

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by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Warm your home and someone’s heart with a wholesome version of a classic cold-weather favorite. Thanks to the mild, surrounding heat of your slow cooker, vibrant cinnamon flavor becomes deeply concentrated in this naturally sweetened applesauce. Using whole vanilla beans instead of vanilla extract, along with fragrant and exotic cardamom, creates an elegance you just won’t find in a store-bought jar!

Slow-Cooker Vanilla and Cinnamon Applesauce

Slow-Cooker Vanilla & Cinnamon Applesauce


6 lbs. (about 10 medium-sized) apples, sliced
2 cups apple cider
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla bean, halved and seeds scraped
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom


  1. Add sliced apples, vanilla bean seeds, spices and apple cider to slow cooker.
  2. On high setting, cook applesauce for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally until apples are soft and few chunks remain.