Crockpot Apricot Butter

Kathie Carr Recipe

By Kathie Carr kathiecc

8 jars
30 Min
10 Hr

There were 4 apricot trees in the front lawn of our Indiana farm home when I was growing up.

Every year they produced many more apricots than we and our friends and neighbors could use. We were always looking for ways to preserve them and use them. Apricot butter became one of my favorites.

Here is a simple version of that recipe. It is made easier with a crockpot so you don't have to stir it for hours as it slowly cooks.

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8-10 lb
fresh ripe apricots
4-6 c
sugar, depending on your taste
1 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
2 tsp
grounf cloves
3 Tbsp
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

Wash, peel, pit fruit. Puree in small batches using blender or food processor. Pour pureed apricots into crock pot as you work. Add sugar to fruit. Add spices and lemon juice. Mix well.

Cover and cook on High for 8 to 10 hours.
Remove cover about half way through cooking. Stir occasionally. Store in refrigerator, can, or freeze.
Fill hot, sterilized jars to 1/4 inch headspace; remove air bubbles, wipe rims, affix lids and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

IF FREEZING: Pour into sterilized cans or boxes, leaving 1/4-inch headspace and freeze.

TO USE: Use in any recipe that calls for apple butter. Great on warm biscuits, fresh home made bread, and breakfast toast!

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Cecelia Anderson ceander
May 4, 2012
This sounds really good.
Bernie Mcginty Bernie_Mcginty
May 4, 2012
I have apricot and peach trees growing out side my kitchen window. They are both loaded down. I am looking forward to trying this as soon as they ripen. Thanks so much for the recipe.
Kathie Carr kathiecc
May 4, 2012
I sure miss those trees and the fruit we loved so much. And I hope you enjoy this recipe.
Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl
May 5, 2012
I am so jealous, ladies. What I wouldn't give to have an apricot tree in my yard. Although I'm sure the deer would love it too. ;-)
Love anything apricot. Will definitely be making this! Thanks for sharing, Kathie.
Tess (TJM) Moore tmoo
Aug 8, 2012
where does the lemon juice come into this recipe???
Kathie Carr kathiecc
Aug 8, 2012
Hi Tess, thanks for pointing out the omission in the directons. I have edited the recipe and it will show up corected in a day or two. Meanwhile for you or anyone else wanting to make this recipe soon just add the lemon juice with the spices.
Tess (TJM) Moore tmoo
Aug 8, 2012
thank you, thank you Kathie.... much appreciated.... I'm going to make this for sure.... !!!!!
Trace Sylvester Trace420
Aug 11, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!