Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Applesauce

This sugar-free Pumpkin Applesauce with Pumpkin Pie Spice is a seasonal twist on a classic slow cooker applesauce. Serve it chunky or pureed smooth as a healthy topping for pancakes, yogurt or ice cream.

 Slow Cooker Applesauce with pumpkin and pumpkin spices served in a small white bowl with a cinnamon stick and a jar of slow cooker applesauce in the background

Before we talk about this Pumpkin Pie version of a classic Slow Cooker Applesauce, I need to break some news with you!

It’s been on my wishlist for months and it finally made it to my kitchen: I’m the proud owner of a slow-cooker! Ok, it’s not exactly fresh news as I’ve had it for about a month now, but I never mentioned how great it is.

I totally get the slow-cooker craze now that I own one! It is so convenient to just throw the ingredients into the pot in the morning and come home at night to a delicious smell and a hot meal ready to be devoured!

The other day I had a few apples sitting on my counter and I was craving something sweet, yet light and healthy. Like a good old slow cooked applesauce with lots of cinnamon. Because, hey you know there’s never enough cinnamon in my life!

I knew I wanted homemade applesauce and I also wanted to make my applesauce in the slow cooker, but I wanted to add a seasonal twist to the classic applesauce.

I settled for a fall-inspired Pumpkin Applesauce made in the slow cooker. Basically a simple applesauce recipe with added pumpkin and warming pumpkin pie spice.

While this Slow Cooker Applesauce bubbled away in the slow cooker, our apartment started to smell amazing – of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves! This Slow Cooker Applesauce with Pumpkin Pie Spice is what fall coziness is all about!

 Slow Cooker Applesauce with pumpkin and pumpkin spices served in a small white bowl with a cinnamon stick and a jar of slow cooker applesauce in the background

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Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Applesauce

This sugar-free Pumpkin Applesauce with Pumpkin Pie Spice is a seasonal twist on a classic slow cooker applesauce. Serve it chunky or pureed smooth as a healthy topping for pancakes, yogurt or ice cream.

Course Breakfast, Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword #healthyappetizer, apples, fall, pumpkin, sugarfree, Thanksgiving, winter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 3 cups
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 medium apples peeled, cored, cut into chunks
  • 11 oz pumpkin peeled and cut into chunks (makes about 2 cups)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in your slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours, stirring from time to time.
  3. Transfer to the bowl of your food processor and purée until smooth. If you prefer your applesauce chunky, skip this step.
Nutrition Facts
Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Applesauce
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 807mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 47g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 181.6%
Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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15 Comments
    1. Making applesauce in the slow cooker is my new favorite thing! Thanks for stopping by Julia 🙂
      PS: just sent you an email!

  1. I’m trying out this recipe today and so excited! I’m confused about the lemon though. Do I add the whole lemon or just the juice? Thanks, can’t wait to try this!

    1. Hi Tracy! I just sent you an email but in case you see this first: you need to add the juice of one lemon, not the whole lemon. I hope you’ll like this recipe! 🙂

  2. Okay … I want to try this … with canned pumpkin. Anybody actually tried it with canned pumpkin yet? Any advice?

    I’m making red hot cinnamon applesauce right now … but want to do pumpkin applesauce next! (With cinnamon, of course!!)

  3. Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING, please! I would love this as a topping for my morning yogurt. I guess you can also use it for making applesauce muffins!

  4. I am eager to try your recipe! Healthy and sounds yummy! I would like to can it. Have you tried to can it? Do you recommend it?

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