Try this easy, healthy apple and pineapple recipe in your crockpot! Karen Breyer’s cooking video shows you how to make this delicious Crockpot Pine-Apple sauce. Is it a applesauce recipe or a pineapple sauce recipe? It is both! This is a delicious combination of baked apples with a pineapple accent. Watch this cooking video to see how easy this recipe is to make in your crockpot or slow cooker!
- ½ cup dried pineapple, chopped
- 1 cup water
- 8 cups apples, sliced and cored
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg, ground (optional)
- Add the pineapple and water to a blender. Before blending, let set for 30 minutes to soften the pineapple.
- Core and slice the apples.
- After the pineapple has soaked, blend it until it is smooth.
- Add the apples and pineapple mixture to the crockpot and stir so the apples are coated. Stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg if you would like.
- Cook the apples until they are soft. On low for about 3½ to 4 hours. On high for about 2¼ to 3½ hours.
- When the apples are soft, mash them with a potato masher until they are as chunky or smooth as you would like them.
- Stir in the vanilla if desired. Serve warm, chilled or room temperature.
You can peel the apples if you want to. If you don’t make sure to wash the apples well.
You can slice or chop the apples. They do not need to be neat since you are going to mash them later.
Softer apples with cook faster than firm apples. Small pieces will cook faster than firm apples.
Instead of a using a potato masher, you can blend the cooked apples with an immersion blender or blend them in a high-speed blender.
You can substitute 2 tablespoons of lemon juice for the pineapple and water. These additions are to keep the apples from browning.
You can store this applesauce in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks and in the freezer for about 2 months.
See a cooking demonstration of this Crockpot Pine-Apple Sauce recipe on the Cooking Lessons for Dad YouTube channel.