Apple Butter

Anna Herring


This is a SUPER easy recipe.
This also makes your house smell awesome.

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Makes 5 Pints


1 Hr


12 Hr


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


apples - mix 3/4 sweet with 1/4 tart apples fill slow cooker full
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar (reserve 1/2 cup for later)
1 1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed (reserve 1/2 cup for later)
1 Tbsp
cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract (added later)
2 tsp
lemon juice (added later)

Directions Step-By-Step

Fill crock-pot with PEELED ,CORED , and CUT Apples.
In a separate bowl combine and mix well
1Cup Granulated Sugar
1Cup Brown Sugar
Cinnamon , nutmeg , cloves and salt.
Pour this mix over apples in the crock-pot (DONT STIR IN! Just leave it on top)
Cover with lid
Turn on the crock-pot to low and cook apples for 1-2 hours then gently stir in the sugar mixture to coat the apples. Leave it and forget it and let it cook for the next 8-9 hours or overnight.
After letting your apples cook for 10-plus hours take off the lid and stir.
Don't worry your mixture will be very dark and should be cooked down by half.
Stir in Lemon juice and vanilla .
Taste for sweetness, if needed add an additional 1/2 cup each of the sugars.
Let apple butter continue to cook for 1-2 more with the lid off to absorb more liquid and make the apple butter thicken more.
At the end of the cooking time smooth the apple butter with a blender.
Spoon into clean pint jars , cover with lid and ring.
*Be sure to follow recommended instructions for canning.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads, Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American