The Best and Easiest Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Every year I make a huge batch of Apple Butter in my slow cooker. It is the BEST and easiest recipe. And I actually make several batches… Because it seems I give away as much as we eat! Everyone LOVES my Apple Butter recipe. And they all seem to think that they can’t make it… Which is ridiculous, because it absolutely couldn’t be easier!

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So, if you think you can’t make an amazing apple butter. You, my friend, are so wrong. Grab your slow cooker….


If you don’t have a slow cooker…. I totally recommend this programable CrockPot! The locking lid is a MUST for those of us who regularly transport food to events and potlucks and friends homes. 

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Get yourself a huge bag of apples. And grab a knife or a peeler or my new favorite… Precision Kitchenware – Stainless Steel Apple Peeler Corer and Slicer – Luxury Black Edition!!! It’s Aaaahhhh-mazing! Why didn’t I get this sooner? I do not know… 

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This is my piled high crockpot full of apples. Do not judge the crazy mess on the counter… I have kids people! Lots and lots of kids! Hence, the juice and chocolate syrup and wipes package.

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Simply dump everything into the slow cooker and turn it on. BAM! 

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A few hours later… Your house will smell amazing! And your apples will look like this.

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I use my Ninja Blender to puree the apples to get a smooth texture. You can also use an Immersion Blender (which I am secretly hoping to add to my kitchen for Christmas!)

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I scoop the butter into smaller containers to give out to friends and family. And of course, a very LARGE container for us!

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Ingredients
  1. 6 1/2 lbs Apples - peeled, cored, and diced
  2. 2 cups White Sugar
  3. 2 cups Brown Sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp ground Cloves
  5. 1 1/2 tbsp ground Cinnamon
  6. 1/4 tsp Salt
  7. 1/2 cup Apple Juice
Instructions
  1. Dump all ingredients into slow cooker.
  2. Stir to incorporate all ingredients.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
  4. Stir and reduce to low heat for 5-6 hours. Stir occasionally until mixture is thickened and dark brown.
  5. Pulse mixture in a blender on low (may have to work in batches) or use an immersion blender.
  6. Cook for another hour on low with cover removed or until thickened.
  7. Scoop into small containers to refrigerate or freeze.
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Happy Buttery, Cinnamon-y Eating,
Keikilani

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26 thoughts on “The Best and Easiest Slow Cooker Apple Butter

  • October 30, 2015 at 6:18 pm
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    That sounds SO good. I love apple butter.

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  • October 30, 2015 at 8:20 pm
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    I can’t believe I’ve never tried apple butter before, but you’re doing a good job of convincing I should sometime soon.

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  • October 30, 2015 at 9:25 pm
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    I’ve always wanted to try this and for some reason never get to it. I love anything you can cook in the crockpot. I bet it makes the house smell amazing.

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  • October 31, 2015 at 2:01 am
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    Sounds fabulous, and you definitely make it look easy! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  • October 31, 2015 at 9:23 am
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    ’tis the season to make yummy things like this, woot! I’d love to make some here.

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  • October 31, 2015 at 1:24 pm
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    what a great fall treat – we can’t have peanut butter in our house because of food allergies so we’ll have to try this out! thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  • October 31, 2015 at 2:17 pm
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    This looks so delicious! I love toast and coffee for breakfast in the morning and I’ve no doubt slathering my toast with this apple butter would make it amazing!

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  • October 31, 2015 at 3:14 pm
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    This looks really yummy, I definitely have to try this out. I have never had apple butter before.

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  • October 31, 2015 at 9:19 pm
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    I am pinning this. I have always wanted to make this. I LOVE apple butter!

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  • November 2, 2015 at 2:37 am
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    This recipe seems so easy. I would like to try it for my family. I would love to see their faces when they come home and smell the house with this in the slow cooker.

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  • November 2, 2015 at 4:38 am
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    Oh my gosh! Thank you for this! I love apple butter but have never thougth to make my own.

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  • September 13, 2016 at 6:53 pm
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    how long does the apple butter last if jarred and stored in the fridge? Also can you hot pack and keep on the pantry shelf?

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    • September 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm
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      If in a sealed container the apple butter will last about 2 weeks in the fridge. I would not trust hot packing and keeping it in the pantry. You can totally can it! If you want to skip canning (which I do) I put in freezer safe containers and freeze for up to 6 months. Flavor is perfect after thawing completely and giving a good stir.

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  • October 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm
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    Is the 2 cups brown sugar packed or loose in cup?

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    • October 2, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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      You can do either depending on how sweet you want your butter to be. I usually do loose in a cup to start. I can always add more brown sugar at the end if I feel it needs it. 🙂

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