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Easy Homemade Peach Applesauce (Crock Pot or Stove Top)

This Easy Homemade Peach Applesauce only needs two ingredients and can be made in a crock pot, slow cooker or on the stove top. This simple recipe has no artificial flavors, no, artificial colors, no added sugars and uses only real fruit. The whole family will love this simple to make applesauce recipe.

homemade peach applesauce in a mason jar

Why should I make my own applesauce?

While you can absolutely buy applesauce at the grocery store (I still do here and there) it is easy to make at home and here are some other great reasons why you should:

  • Homemade applesauce is always sweeter in flavor because you can use the freshest fruit and ones that are in season! Hint: visit your local farmers market for the best apples and peaches to use (and at a better price!)
  • You can make it any flavor you choose! We have a few varieties on the blog that you can choose from. Stores carry all kinds of applesauce and you can make the same at home!
  • When you make your own applesauce you get to skip all of the added sugar (or add as much as you choose) and use the fruit as a natural sweetener. Plus, there are no preservatives or added colors. You can also avoid those pesky ingredients like natural flavors and added food colorings.
  • It is super easy to do! With the help of your slow cooker you can make applesauce quick and easy. Plus your home will be filled with the delicious scent of cooked apples.
  • Use up fruit that is on the verge of going bad and extend its life! Add in other fruits with your applesauce to make all kinds of flavors.
  • Finally, homemade is always better! Give it a try and let us know what you think.

How to Make Easy Homemade Peach Applesauce

Crock Pot Method

First, get out your crock pot or slow cooker, cutting board, peeler and knife. Then, wash, peel and chop apples. Add the apples to the slow cooker. Then, wash, peel and chop peaches. Add the peaches to crock pot as well.

Cook the fruit on low for 4 hours or until tender. Enjoy the delicious smell that will fill your home while it is cooking! Carefully blend in a blender or with an immersion blender until desired consistency is reached. For chunky applesauce use a fork or potato masher.

If needed, add water slowly to adjust the consistency. Let the applesauce cool completely. Store in an airtight container such as a mason jar and refrigerate until ready to serve.

apples and peaches chopped up in the crock pot

Stove Top Method

The stove top method will take a little extra time hands on but it is just as easy. First, get out a medium sized saucepan or pot, cutting board, peeler and knife. Then, wash, peel and chop apples and peaches. Add the apple and peaches to pot.

Cook the fruit over medium heat until tender being sure to stir it oven. The fruit will create some juice that will simmer as it begins to soften. Once the fruit is easy to pierce with a fork carefully blend in a blender or with an immersion blender until desired consistency is reached. For chunky applesauce use a fork or potato masher.

If needed, add water slowly to adjust the consistency. Let the applesauce cool completely. Store in an airtight container such as a mason jar and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to use fresh peaches for this recipe?

Nope! Fresh, canned or frozen peaches can be used for this recipe. If using canned be sure to buy them in juice or water to skip the added sugar from the syrup they can be packed in. Also, any type of peach can be used.

Does this recipe include canning directions?

No, this recipe should only be stored in the refrigerator. It is not shelf stable. Applesauce should be eaten within 7-10 days.

Can I add spices to this recipe?

Of course, add some cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. This applesauce recipe is easy to change. Be sure to see our other applesauce recipes above as well.

Can I freeze applesauce?

Yes! Freeze applesauce in an airtight container. To make it even easier, freeze in single serving sizes.

Is applesauce healthy?

Applesauce is a great source of fiber making it great for kids and adults alike.

peach applesauce in a mason jar

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homemade peach applesauce in a mason jar

Homemade Peach Applesauce

Yield: 20-24 ounces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Homemade Peach Applesauce is a delicious snack made right in your crock pot or slow cooker. This recipe has no added sugar and is kid approved.

Ingredients

  • 5-8 gala apples (or any sweet apple)
  • 5 white or yellow peaches

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and chop apples. Add to crock pot.
  2. Wash, peel and chop peaches. Add to crock pot.
  3. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  4. Blend in a blender or with an immersion blender until desired consistency is reached. For chunky applesauce use a fork or potato masher.
  5. If needed, add water slowly to adjust the consistency.
  6. Let cool and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

This recipe is not made for canning. Applesauce should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within 7 days. Freeze applesauce to keep for up to 2 months.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: about 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 7gSugar: 36gProtein: 2g

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