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Crockpot Apple Butter

Have apples? Use them to make this Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe! Very easy to make and perfect for gift giving!

I am loving the bounty of apples all around me lately.  We took the kids to pick apples the other weekend only to find out that one of my neighbors has a couple trees.  I have been starring painfully as I watch the apples fall.  I put it on my agenda to go introduce myself this weekend, and offer to rescue some of the apples before they fall. The best part is, I have never had the pleasure of making all things apple because this is the first year we have lived far enough North for them to grow.

I took full advantage of my apples and threw them in the crockpot to make a homemade batch of apple butter.  It is so amazing I am canning it for gifts! I am in love!

Have apples? Use them to make this Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe! Very easy to make and perfect for gift giving!

Apple Butter (Crockpot)

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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:11 hrs
Total Time:11 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled cored and finely chopped
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on high 1 hour.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
  • Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.
  • Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.

Notes

You can also can the finished apple butter in a water bath canner. Process the jars for 10 minutes. I only used 1 cup of sugar because the apples I had were sweet enough on their own. Feel free to taste and adjust the sugar accordingly!
Servings: 4 pints
Author: Amanda@MomsWithCrockpots.com

Have apples? Use them to make this Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe! Very easy to make and perfect for gift giving!

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5 Comments

    1. You can use any type of apple you have on hand. I used Honey Crisp and Jonagold because that is what we picked but any type of apple works well for this.

  1. 5 stars
    I LOVE this!! I have to stock up on apples and would love to put in cute containers as a gift for my co-workers.

  2. I made this recipe over the weekend..I am working 2 jobs right now and don’t have a lot of time and this was just perfect! The most time consuming part was getting the apples peeled and cored but I have one of those peeler/corer things that my 9 year old mastered and she helped a lot! Most of the work was in the crock pot and it smelled sooo good! I will have to make more next time as I was only able to yeild 3 quarts and I will use less sugar next time..realllly sweet..but other than that it was very yummy! Thanks and keep those time saving recipes and ideas coming!

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