Warm Cinnamon Applesauce

4 large apples, peeled and grated (or peeled, cored and chopped)

3 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup cider (or apple juice)

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Add all ingredients into the rice bowl (or crock pot or pot on a stove top). Place cover on unit and set on the cook mode. When cycle is compete, check to see if apples are tender (about 25 to 30 minutes). Add additional cook time if needed. Puree with hand blender or food processor if desired.

Here are the four apples before they are peeled. I’ve only used red apples for this recipe and I get the cheapest apples that are at the store. These were about $1 a pound.


An apple after some grating. I grate the apples because I don’t have a blender or food processor so this is the smallest I can get them. I use a hand grater that cost about $5. It’s easy because I grate the peeled apple until I reach the core – so no chopping or coring. But be careful to not grate your knuckles!


Apples, sugar, butter, cider and cinnamon in the rice cooker. Just cover and let boil and it should be ready in about 30 minutes.


The finished product. Feel free to blend it for a smoother applesauce or leave as is.


There you have it folks, warm cinnamon applesauce in a rice cooker. The great thing about homemade applesauce is that it’s so versatile. You can add other spices like nutmeg or allspice or swap the apple cider for pineapple juice or peach juice to get a fruity variation.

The original recipe can be used to make apple crisp or an easy bottomless apple pie. This is a great recipe that can be a base for many wonderful dishes, just be creative!

How about you – do you make homemade applesauce? Do you have a tried and true recipe? Share your thoughts below.

M elissa