Crockpot Chunky Gingered Applesauce | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Crockpot Chunky Gingered Applesauce

I mentioned in yesterday's post, that I have been going crazy making this crock-pot applesauce recipe adapted from Prevention RD.  I have so far made it with Cortland apples, golden delicious apples, and a combo of Cortland, gala, and jazz apples....the last way, by far, being my favorite.  This recipe is incredibly easy.

The local cortland variety.  They were so big, I only needed to peel and core a few.

Apples all cut up and ready for the rest of the ingredients
Final product!
Crockpot Chunky Gingered Applesauce  adapted from Prevention RD

( this is a recipe that falls into the gray area of computing points plus values for.  If you input the info into recipe builder and assume each serving is approx. 1/2 cup each with a total of approx. 16 servings, you get a point+ value of one, whether you use the sugar, apple cider or neither.  So it is up to you whether you decide to count this as one point+ or zero point+. )
Servings - approx. 16   Serving size - approx. 1/2 cup   Points plus per serving - 0 points+ or 1 point+ ( see above) 
Calories - 87,  Total Fat - 0,   Carb. - 18.2g,  Protein - 0.5g,  Fiber - 2.8g

about 2 pounds of apples ( any variety except red delicious) peeled, cored, and diced
1 -2 TBSP brown sugar ( adjust according to sweetness of apples)
1 tsp fresh grated ginger root
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 cup apple cider

1. Put apples in crock-pot.  Add rest of ingredients and mix to combine.
2. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 - 6 hours.
3. When apples are soft, stir and mash with wooden spoon or use a potato masher.
4. Serve warm or cold. 

Wow, adding the ginger to this recipe made it so good, I can't even tell you.  I had it warm over a fiber one vanilla yogurt yesterday as a snack....a very decadent snack, I might add.  Also, on a side note, you could replace the liquid with apple juice or even water if you wanted or needed to.  But the cider gave it a deep flavor I really liked, I think.   Apples are just coming to harvest right now, and so plentiful and priced well...why not give this a try?  It couldn't be easier.  

For a wonderful variation on this recipe try:  Crockpot Gingered Apple/Pear Sauce


  1. Is this 1 point+ or zero points+? This sounds fantastic! And with the pancakes! Yum!

  2. @ Melissa...this was one of the original recipe published with the old WW points...with the new points plus, it should work out to zero, and to be sure you could sub the brown sugar for splenda, or if your apples are sweet enough, leave the sugar out all together. It is an easy and delicious applesauce that can be used in recipes or eaten alone! The ginger adds such depth to it! hope this helps!


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