Slow Cooker Apple Butter Will Make You a Fanatic

If you already love store-bought apple butter, homemade apple butter will make you into an apple butter fanatic.

Trust.

This recipe is insanely easy, adaptable to your apple and spice tastes and highly addictive.

It makes enough to use now and freeze for later. (Sweet E knows there is ALWAYS a jar available at Choochie’s house)

Go from this:

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter

To this:

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter
 
Ingredients:
  • 9-10 large apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Core and cut apples into large chunks. Place in large bowl.
  2. Combine sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Pour over apples and stir to combine.
  3. Pour mixture into large slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low for 10 hours or 4-5 on high.
  5. After 10 hours on low, stir in vanilla extract, while breaking down any large apple pieces that remain.
  6. Cover and cook for an additional 1-2 hours.
  7. After the additional 1-2 hours, you can use an immersion blender to puree the apple butter until completely smooth, or puree in small batches in a blender.
  8. For a thicker apple butter thicker, continue to cook on low with lid slightly open to allow steam to escape.
  9. Allow the mixture to cool, then spoon into jars and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months.

Notes:

I used one type of apple, but you can use a mixture of apples to vary taste. I like thicker apple butter, so once the 12 hours were completed, I cooked an additional hour with the lid askew. Perfection!

I have also made batches cooked on high for 4 hours, with one additional hour for thickening.

I used small canning jars since there are no preservatives in this recipe. I stored the bulk of these jars in my freezer.

Small jars ensure all gets used in a timely matter before the apple butter spoils (1-2 weeks).

Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

Happy Apple Buttering, Y’all!

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Comments

  1. Every September, I grab a case or two of apples and do this too. I stock up my own pantry and save some for holiday gifts as well. It’s so easy (especially now that I’ve splurged for a food mill) and the house always smells so good!! I’d love for you to share your recipe at Designing You!

  2. Just wanted you to know that I featured this today on my blog. Thank you for linking up to Create, Link Inspire party! Hope to see more inspiration from you this week!

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