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5 from 9 votes

Homemade Crockpot Apple Butter

This homemade apple butter is velvety, rich, and tastes like apple pie!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple butter, apple butter recipe
Servings: 48 Tablespoons
Calories: 36kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs apples (softer, sweet varieties)
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup apple cider

Instructions

  • Peel, core and chop apples. Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir until well mixed.
  • Cover and cook on low setting 6-8 hours or until the butter is thickened and broken down.  Overnight works well for this too.
  • Transfer to a food processor to purée.
  • If apple butter is too thin, transfer back to crockpot, remove lid and cook on low until thickened. Stir often as apple butter thickens to prevent scorching.
  • Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Apple butter can be frozen as well.

Notes

Recipe also shared on SpendWithPennies.com
Recipe makes 3 - 3 1/2 cups.  Serving size is 1 Tbsp.

STOVETOP DIRECTIONS:

  1. Peel, core and chop apples.  Add all ingredients to a large dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot.  Stir well, then heat over MED heat until apples are soft, about 20 minutes.
  2. Use an immersion blender to puree the mixture.  Alternatively, transfer the mixture to a regular blender and puree, then pour back into the same pot.
  3. Cook over LOW heat for approximately 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent spattering, until apple butter has thickened to desired consistency.
  4. Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Apple butter can be frozen as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg