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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.
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. Denheels
    September 26, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    How far in advance can I make this if storing in this? Thanks

  8. 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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