Slow-Cooker Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie Dip Toddler Food Recipe

This simple slow-cooker snack is a wonderful choice to use as a low-sugar sweet food for kids, and it comes with an edible handle, too!


  • 5 pounds of Macintosh apples
  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • a pinch nutmeg
  • ½ cup water
  • 9 inch prepared pie crust (not deep dish)
  • slow-cooker


Step 1: Wash, peel, and core the apples and slice then into quarters.

Step 2: Add apple pieces to slow-cooker.

Step 3: Add the brown sugar, water, and spices to the slow-cooker

Step 4: Stir to combine ingredients.

Step 5: Cover slow-cooker, set heat to low, let simmer away up to 8 hours! Check the applesauce every hour or so and give it a stir. It’s done when the applesauce reaches the desired texture you like; it can be chunky or really thin.

Step 6: To make Pie Crust Strips, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 7: Roll out pie crust then cut it into strips of any size you desire.

Step 8 (optional): For older kids ONLY, brushed some melted butter on the pie crust strips and sift a bit of cinnamon and sugar over them.

Step 9: Place strips on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake strips at until golden; approximately 10 minutes.

Step 10: Allow pie strips to cool.

Step 11: Once the applesauce is ready dish it out, serve with the pie strips and enjoy!

Want more slow-cooker recipes?

Find more recipes from Maggie Meade in her book, The Wholesome Baby Food Guide.

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