Crockpot Cranberry Applesauce

applesause Nothing smells quite as delicious as apples cooking in a crockpot.

Top them apples with some cinnamon, coconut oil, maple syrup and cranberries and it almost smells like Christmas.  Maybe throw some pecans in the oven and light a balsam fir scented candle. There. That smell.

The recipe really couldn't be much simpler.

  • 4 granny smith apples
  • 4 red delicious apples
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 bag of cranberries - approximately a pound
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Core the apples. Peal only if your family has texture sensitivities - but if you have a Vitamix blender no need.
  2. Dump half the apples in a greased crockpot (I just smear a bit of the coconut oil all over it before I dump).
  3. Pour cranberries over the apples.
  4. Squeeze half the lemon over that.
  5. Dump the rest of the apples over that.
  6. Sqeeze the other half of the lemon on the apples.
  7. Pour maple syrup over fruit,
  8. Dollop the coconut oil around the top.
  9. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  10. Let cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  11. Cool slightly and then blend in a blender until smooth and creamy.

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