How to Make Easier-to-Digest Homemade, Slow-Cooked Applesauce. You only need 15 organic apples. Apples with the skin and seeds can be hard to digest, but you don't have to let that prohibit you from enjoying this classic. I have Colitis, so I make my applesauce in the most digest-friendly way possible. Used: Calphalon Slow Cooker and Cuisinart Smart Stick.