August 30, 2021

Slow cooker cinnamon carrot applesauce

Bowl of cinnamon carrot applesauce.

This slow cooker cinnamon carrot applesauce is an easy and tasty side dish for all ages. It's also a great purée for babies and a delicious snack for toddlers. 

Applesauce is pretty much always in the refrigerator and freezer at our house. It's one of my kids' favorite foods, and it's one that we commonly use as a "safe food" as we follow the Division of Responsibility in Feeding for our kids and family. 

When my kids were first starting solids, I made a lot of baby food. I introduced spices early on with them. As they've grown, I continue to make applesauce, especially in the fall after apple picking. 

I make plain applesauce, but I also like to add other fruits, vegetables, and/or spices to make it more interesting sometimes. We make it with blueberries, cranberries, zucchini, carrots, rhubarb, and more. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and other spices all pair nicely with apples as well.

This cinnamon and carrot applesauce is a great way flavor up your family's applesauce. The carrots are sweet and the cinnamon adds a very slight warmth to the sauce. I like to make this in my slow cooker because it's simple and hands off during cooking time. It's a easy way to make a simple snack or side dish.

When making applesauce, I use sweet apples, or a mix of sweet with a few tart ones added for depth of flavor. The carrots add extra sweetness here, but I think sweeter apples are best. You can use any sort of apples that you like. 

Since we go apple picking, we always have a mix of all kinds of apples that I use for our cooking and baking. Some sweet apples that work well for applesauce are Gala, McIntosh, Fuji, 20 ounce, Golden Delicious, Envy, and so many more.

Cinnamon carrot applesauce with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

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Yield: about 1-1/2 pints
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Carrot Applesauce

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Carrot Applesauce

This slow cooker cinnamon carrot applesauce is an easy and tasty side dish for all ages. It's also a great purée for babies and snack for toddlers.


  • 3 lbs. apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups lightly packed grated carrots (I grate about 2-3 large carrots on the large holes of a box grater)
  • 1/2 cup water (or apple juice/cider)
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (to taste)


  1. Place the apples, carrots, and water into your slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours, until the apples are translucent and everything is soft and mushy.
  2. Blend the mixture using a stick blender, or in a blender until smooth. Add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir and taste and add more cinnamon of desired. Let cool.
  3. Store for a few days in the refrigerator or a few months in the freezer.

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Slow cooker cinnamon carrot applesauce.

Check out these other apple recipes: 

Braised Red Cabbage w/ Cranberries & Maple

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Butter

Rhubarb Applesauce (no sugar added) 

Whole Wheat Carrot Applesauce Mini Muffins


  1. wow this looks super creamy and GREAT! Love the combo of apples and carrots.

  2. I've never had carrots in my apple sauce! Really fun -- and tasty! -- idea. Thanks.

  3. So interesting...carrot and apple and yes cinnamon...looks delicious, so creamy and colorful. Thanks for the recipe.
    Have a wonderful rest of week!

  4. What a unique applesauce! Very clever my dear. Can only imagine the combination of these flavors. thanks for sharing this.


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