AIP Paleo Slow Cooker Cranberry-Applesauce Recipe

As I’m writing this, I have the worst sore throat I’ve had in years.  I knew I was in trouble last night when I felt the first pain in my throat.  I immediately took my temperature.  It was 97.1.  Well, I didn’t have a fever, right? That must be a good thing, right?  No, it’s not a good thing.  I’ve learned, over time, that if I’m coming down with something, and my body is too busy attacking things it shouldn’t, it will not fight the invading germs.  If I had a fever, it would show that my immune system was working properly to rid my body of the invaders.  The fact that my body temperature was below normal, showed my immune system was on holiday.  So, I was very happy I had jarred some of my AIP Paleo Slow Cooker Cranberry-Applesauce.

aip paleo slow cooker cranberry applesauce by paleo cajun lady
AIP Paleo Slow Cooker Cranberry-Applesauce|Paleo Cajun Lady

They (I’m not quite sure who “they” are) say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  I’m going to put that to the test by eating my AIP Paleo Slow Cooker Cranberry-Applesauce every day until I’m better.  And, of course, I’m going to add other healing foods such as my bone broth, sardine salads, liver, and healing juices.  Hopefully, this bug will be gone before too long.

aip paleo slow cooker cranberry applesauce by paleo cajun lady
AIP Paleo Slow Cooker Cranberry-Applesauce|Paleo Cajun Lady

I think you’re really going to love this recipe.  There are less than 10 ingredients!  Plus, you just toss everything in your slow cooker and let it cook.  After 4 to 5 hours, you have healthy and delicious AIP Paleo Slow Cooker Cranberry-Applesauce!

AIP Paleo Slow Cooker Cranberry-Applesauce Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 8 cups ( 2 quarts)

AIP Paleo Slow Cooker Cranberry-Applesauce Recipe

Only 9 ingredients make up this deliciously healthy dish. Can it, jar it, or freeze it!


  • 15 apples (any variety), cored, peeled, and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup filtered water


  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Set slow cooker to low.
  3. Cook for 4 to 5 hours, or until apples break up easily.
  4. Turn off slow cooker.
  5. Break up any apples that haven’t already broken down.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Serve warm or cold.


You can use a immersion blender to break up apples if you'd like it less chunky. Want to make it into a dessert? Whisk 1/2 cup cold coconut milk (full fat), together with 1 teaspoon each vanilla extract and maple syrup, to make a whipped topping. Place a dollop on top of warm Cranberry-Applesauce.

Stay healthy, y’all! I’m going to gargle with salt water now.

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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