Homemade Apple Butter

Gail Herbest


This is made in a Crock pot, it takes about 12 hours so I prepare it in the evening and by morning it's done, It is well worth the wait.There is nothing like homemade!

★★★★★ 22 votes
makes approx six cups
30 Min
12 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The taste of this spicy-sweet butter brings back so many childhood memories of eating apple butter with my cousins, the Daileys. As a team we would go through what seemed like gallons of the stuff in less than a week. I hope you love this as much as I do.


5 1/2 lb
apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 c
white sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar
2 tsp
2 tsp
vanilla --- optional
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp


1Place the chopped apples in the crock pot and add the rest of the ingredients, stir to blend well.
2cover and cook on high for one hour
3reduce heat to low and cook 10-11 hours, stir occasionally. Until mixture is thickened and dark brown.
4Uncover and continue cooking on low for 1 hour.
Stir with whisk if desired to increase the smoothness
5Spoon mixture into clean freezer containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze
6**** You can add more sugar (up to 4 cups) but I like mine just a little tart but still sweet. I don't think I would ever use more than 2 cups even if the Apples are tart.

About Homemade Apple Butter

Course/Dish: Spreads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy