Homemade Apple Butter

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Susan Bickta
from Kutztown, PA

This apple butter is a family favorite. We like to eat it like jam on buttered toast or as a topping on a serving of cottage cheese. You can adjust the spice level to suit your taste. This apple butter also makes a wonderful gift and can be made ahead and frozen.

prep time 10 Min
cook time 11 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  •   6-7 large
    cortland apples
  •   1 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  •   3/4 c
    light brown sugar (packed)
  •   1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  •   1/2 tsp
    ground cloves (scant)
  •   1/4 c
    apple cider
  •   1/4 tsp

How To Make

  • 1
    Place all ingredients in a 4-5 quart crockpot.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Reduce heat to low and cook an additional 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens and turns a dark brown.
  • 4
    Remove cover and cook on low for an additional hour.