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


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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)

How to Make Apple Butter


  • 1Fill crock-pot with PEELED ,CORED , and CUT Apples.
  • 2In 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
  • 3Turn 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.
  • 4After 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.
  • 5Let apple butter continue to cook for 1-2 more with the lid off to absorb more liquid and make the apple butter thicken more.
  • 6At 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.

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About Apple Butter

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

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