Crock Pot Butternut Applesauce

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Crock Pot Butternut Applesauce

I have a love for butternut squash. You can incorporate them into so many normal dishes – I take it as a challenge to have a bunch of squash to use up. Once you get them cut up  there is a host of things you can make:

Butternut Ice Cream

Moroccan Chicken Stew

Creamy Potato Soup

Butternut Apple Bake

Crock Pot Butternut Applesauce

I love pairing butternut squash with apples. The two flavors just complement each other so well – just like me and Barry. Butternut and apples are a match made in heaven – even if the butternut accidentally touches the computer screen sometimes even though it drives the apple crazy. Ahem.

If you have a lot of squash and apples hanging around, this is the recipe for you. Or if you like applesauce, this is the recipe for you. Or if you like your crock pot, this is the recipe is for you. If you are living and breathing, this recipe is for you.

I used Golden Delicious apples for this because they are my apple of choice for making applesauce. I think they’re fabulous! They don’t need any sweetener at all – but I have added some honey to this recipe to help out the butternut.

Crock Pot Butternut Applesauce

Once you get everything prepped, just pop it in the crock and give it a stir. Cook on low for however long it takes to get your apples and squash soft – it will depend on how large you cut the pieces. Mine took about 4 hours. Every crock is different though – and if all crocks were the same, what a boring world it would be. That’s a crock. Ha!

I use a potato masher to get my applesauce the consistency I like. An immersion blender would work too. Or you can leave it chunky…unless saying chunky makes you feel like you might yak. *Cough*

Let it cool for a bit, then add the honey when you’ve mashed to your heart’s desire. Store in the fridge.

Mashing things is good therapy. –>Tweet This

For regular applesauce in the crock, check out this recipe from The Humbled Homemaker.

Crock Pot Butternut Applesauce

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Susie Vincent

    I just want you to know I stumbled upon your blog looking for bbq recipes. I tried the one off your crockpot meals. We loved it! Your blog has been extremely inspirational. I am even considering making my own bread. I enjoyed reading about your process with co ops and breadmakers etc. I appreciate this wonderful blog and guide. It is challenging me to look at food in a different healthier light. Thanks!

    • Stacy

      Wow! Thank you, Susie! :-) That just totally made my day!

  • Dawn Riccardi Morris

    It’s amazing what you can do with a few fresh ingredients. This simple recipe sounds wonderful. Whoever said cooking had to be complicated? Thanks for sharing!

    • Stacy

      Cooking is FUN. :-)

  • Stacey

    Question: regular applesauce would be an E too? How much would you say is a serving? I don’t want to over-do, but applesauce is literally the only way I can eat apples. I never use anything in my applesauce but a little lemon juice.

    • Stacy

      I always keep my applesauce to 1/2 cup servings. :-)

  • Jane

    You are amazing! You have so many recipes :)

    • Stacy

      :-) I spend a lot of time in the kitchen.