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Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter

by Nellie

This Slow Cooker Apple Butter recipe is so yummy and great to serve on crackers, bread and more! Simple ingredients make for a great treat!

What is Apple Butter?

Apple Butter is a thick, spreadable condiment made from apples and sugar. It’s more intense in apple flavor than applesauce and can be used as a topping for toast, crackers, pancakes or even ice cream.

Apple butter is also very versatile in baking recipes such as cakes, cupcakes and muffins. You can use sweet apples or tart apples, warm spices and smooth spread also makes a great gift.

What type of apples do you need to use for apple butter?

The best kind of apples to use are tart and mellow cooking apples such as Granny Smith apples, Jonathan or Rome. These types of apples will breakdown and caramelize beautifully when slow cooked in the Crock Pot. Gala or Fuji can also be used but may take longer to breakdown.

This delicious apple butter has the perfect consistency and makes a delicious spread for a variety of things. Slow-cooker apple butter is a good way to use those sweeter apples from apple picking! It has a jam-like consistency and it’s a sweet spread full of apple-y goodness.

How do you make Slow Cooker Apple Butter?

Making slow cooker apple butter is so easy. Start by cutting up your apples and adding them to the Crock Pot along with sugar, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and sometimes a splash of cider or apple juice. Let it cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours until you have a thick spread.

Once finished, you can either mash the apple butter using a fork or potato masher for a chunkier texture or blend it smooth in a food processor. The final step is to store your Apple Butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last up to two weeks!

What are some fun variations for slow cooker apple butter?

If you want to switch things up a bit, there are plenty of ways to add extra flavor and flair to your slow cooker apple butter. Start by adding different spices such as allspice or cardamom for a more complex flavor.

What tools do you need to make this slow cooker apple butter?

  • Crockpot

  • Knife

  • Vegetable peeler

  • Crockpot liner

  • Immersion Blender

  • Cutting board

  • 4 1 Pint Mason Jars and lids or 8 1⁄2 Pint mason jars and lids

  • Measuring cups

  • Measuring spoons

You can also throw in some dried fruit like raisins or cranberries to give it a sweeter taste. Finally, you can use a combination of apples to get the perfect flavor and texture.

Making slow cooker apple butter is such an easy way to enjoy this classic spread! With just a few simple ingredients, you can have homemade apple butter anytime in no time at all. Enjoy it on toast or spooned over ice cream – it’s delicious either way!

Here is an overview of the ingredients:

  • 6 1/2 pounds apples – cleaned, peeled and cored (Granny Smith used)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 

The finished product will produce a full batch that will make the entire house smell amazing. You won’t need any apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice or vanilla extract for this recipe.

The first time you make this easy apple butter recipe it will become your new favorite thing! This easy recipe has the best flavor and tastes great on hot biscuits or your morning toast.

Let me know how much you love this crockpot apple butter delicious recipe and enjoy!

What are some other great slow cooker recipes to try?

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Yield: 4 pints

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 20 minutes

This apple butter comes together perfectly in the slow cooker, and is great on toast and biscuits!

Ingredients

  • 6 1/2 pounds apples – cleaned, peeled and cored (Granny Smith used)
  • • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Chop apples into 1-inch cubes and place in lined crock pot
  2. In medium bowl, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. Pour mixture over apples and stir until combined well.
  4. Cover and cook high 5 hours, or low 10 hours, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender
    and dark brown.
  5. Uncover and puree with an immersion blender until smooth.
  6. Continue to cook on low uncovered for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  7. Using measuring cup, pour into clean jars or containers, cover, and refrigerate for 1 month in
    airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 126Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 3gSugar 28gProtein 0g

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