Cuisinart original

When fall comes around, nothing is better than the aroma of applesauce cooking in the home. Our recipe is quite versatile; you can leave it as a chunky sauce or purée it for the more common smooth version.


Makes about 6 cups (for the MSC-600 model); Makes about 4 cups (for the MSC-400 model)


4          pounds apples, cored and cut into two-inch pieces, peeled or unpeeled (reduce to 3 ½ pounds for the MSC-400 model)

2          cinnamon sticks

2          pinches freshly ground nutmeg

            pinch ground cloves

            pinch sea or kosher salt

¾         cup water (reduce to ⅔ cup for the MSC-400 model)

¼         cup fresh lemon juice (reduce to 2 tablespoons for the MSC-400 model)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
Calories 81 (3% from fat) • carb. 22g • pro. 0g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 13mg
• calc. 14mg • fiber 4g


1. Put all of the ingredients into the cooking pot of the Multicooker.

2. Select Slow Cook on Low for 4 hours.

3. Once unit switches to Keep Warm, remove the cinnamon sticks. If a chunky sauce is desired, use a potato masher to mash cooked apples to desired consistency. If a smooth sauce is preferred, transfer apples to a fine mesh strainer and press through with the help of a ladle. Once the apples have passed through the strainer, discard the skins (if necessary) and return smooth apples to the cooking pot. Keep sauce on Keep Warm for serving, or cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator.