Slow Cooker Cranberry Applesauce (gluten free)


Bridging the gap between autumn and winter cooking.

  • 8-10 apples (preferably something slightly tart that will hold up to cooking, like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 t cardamom
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1 t cloves
  • 1 t allspice
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 1t mace
  • 3 T butter or vegan alternative
  • 1 cup cranberries

Juice 2 lemons into a large bowl. Peel and slice the apples into chunks, and toss in the lemon juice.


Put all of the other ingredients except cranberries into the slow cooker…


and turn it on high for about 20 minutes until the spices smell great and look like this:

cooked ingredients

Put the apples in, stir it up, cook on low for about 4 hours, stirring once an hour.

apples in ingredients

Put the cranberries in, and cook for one more hour.

cranberries in cooked apples


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