crock pot apple butter

★★★★☆ 5
a recipe by
Anywhere, AL

This recipe was requested by my daughter, Shauna. I found the recipe in a cookbook and changed a few things to make it the way I like it. It's delicious!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This homemade apple butter recipe makes some of the best apple butter we've ever eaten. It turns out rich and silky. While this was simmering in the Crock Pot, it made the Test Kitchen smell like apple cider. It's a really easy to make apple butter recipe. The Crock Pot does the hard work (just check and stir occasionally). When it's done, don't wait until it's canned to give it a try. Spread some of it warm on a piece of toast... it's so good.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 5
serves 6-7 8oz. jars
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Hr 15 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For crock pot apple butter

  • 8
    apples; 4 Granny Smith, 4 - McIntosh, peeled and cubed
  • 4 c
  • cinnamon to taste, about 6 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 6 - 7
    8 oz. canning jars, lids and rings, sterilized

How To Make crock pot apple butter

  • Chopped apples, sugar, and spices added to the Crock Pot.
    Combine all ingredients in a Crock Pot.
  • Putting the lid on the Crock Pot.
    Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce to low.
  • Apples after they have cooked in the Crock Pot.
    Cook for approximately 5 hours, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and dark golden brown.
  • Pureeing the apples in a blender.
    Puree in a blender.
  • Adding pureed apples back to the Crock Pot.
    Then add back to Crock Pot.
  • Stirring pureed apples in the Crock Pot.
    Mix well. Cook until thick.
  • Stirring apple butter into glass jars.
    Spoon into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 3/4 inch headspace.
  • Poking air bubble holes in the apple butter.
    Using a knife, poke apple butter in jars to remove air bubbles.
  • Wiping off the rims of the glass jar.
    Wipe rims of jars with a wet paper towel.
  • Putting a lid on the jar.
    Secure with lids and rings.
  • Placing jars in a water bath.
    Place in a boiling water bath, making sure jars are covered with water by about 3 inches. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.
  • Processed jars cooling on a towel.
    Set on a towel to cool. You will hear the "pop" almost immediately. Check the seals to make sure they are sealed. Let cool. Enjoy!!