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Meatless Monday: Crock Pot Pumpkin Cinnamon Applesauce


Confession: I didn’t leave the house yesterday. Like, not even to get the mail.

Nope. Instead, I…

…slept in…after shooing the dog away at 6am.

…did 2 weeks worth of laundry.

…cooked, photographed, and did about a bajillion dishes.

…changed out of my PJ’s before bed…into clean PJ’s.


I watched No Strings Attached and marveled at how stunning Natalie Portman is in that movie. And laughed hysterically when he brought her a “bouquet” of carrots instead of flowers.

I skipped hockey practice because, hey, I had spent ALL DAY being lazy and I wanted to spend time at home with my family for the first time in over a week. Plus, Friday’s dead lifts still have my legs unable to bend comfortably.

My mom missed her hockey time phone call, so after watching a few episodes of Orange is the New Black with Mr. Prevention, I caught up with my parents…my parents who informed my brother that he was being talked about on the blog the other day.


I put my weekend delights in individual tupperware containers so I could be prepared for the week ahead. Now, I just need to remember to actually grab said tupperware before undoubtedly running late this morning as I dash from my 6am workout to the shower and attempt to get to work in time for my 8:30am annual performance review. Just kidding. I won’t be late to that one.

I hope.

And for the first time this fall, I whipped out the crock pot yesterday. And into it, I threw two of fall’s best offerings: apples and pumpkin.

As could be expected, the result, this Crock Pot Pumpkin Cinnamon Applesauce, was pretty phenomenal. Enjoy!


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Crock Pot Pumpkin Cinnamon Applesauce
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Serves: 10
Traditional applesauce with a pumpkin & cinnamon twist...all made in the ever-loved crock pot. This couldn't be any easier to make.
  • 4 lbs apples (9-10 medium), peeled, cored, and quartered
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup water
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  1. Add the sliced apples to the crock pot. Add the remaining ingredients, cover, and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  2. With a potato masher, mash the soft apples to desired consistency. Allow applesauce to cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.
Recipe adapted from The Novice Chef
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 110 Fat: 0.7 Carbohydrates: 25.0 Sugar: 20.3 Sodium: 2 Fiber: 4.2 Protein: 0.9 Cholesterol: 0

 Workout and work! Knock on wood…this work week looks manageable. 🙂

Be well,


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  1. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com
    September 23, 2013 / 11:26 am

    Wow- thanks so much for sharing this – this looks so delish!

  2. Elena @ Natural Weight Loss
    September 23, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    Excellent recipe! Perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Renee@Mykitchenadventures
    September 23, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    yup…it is time for crockpot applesauce for sure! I bought a giant bag of local cortlands last week just for this purpose! LOVE the pumpkin twist on an old favorite!

  4. Katie
    September 23, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    You just absolutely made my day with this recipe. Pumpkin cinnamon applesauce, how did I not think of that?? Now I know exactly what to do with the giant bag of Mcintosh apples I bought last week.

  5. Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    September 24, 2013 / 8:47 am

    This has got to be the perfect recipe for Fall. Yum!

  6. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    September 25, 2013 / 12:48 pm

    This sounds amazing – I went apple picking over the weekend and am trying to find a way to use them up. This may be on the menu. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. lauren
    October 27, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    can you make this over the stove? don’t want to make a big batch..just cooking for me and only have few apples. wanted to try to put this together though!

    • Nicole, RD
      October 27, 2013 / 8:07 pm

      Definitely. I would just turn the heat really low and cover the pot. ๐Ÿ™‚

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