Crockpot Apple Butter is such a tasty Fall treat…my family totally loves it spread on biscuits or toast! When preparing Crockpot Apple Butter, I like to use a mixture of apple varieties to offer a more complex flavor. My favorite combination is a tart apple, such as a Granny Smith, blended with a sweet apple, such as a Fuji.
After peeling and coring your apples, throw the ingredients into the crockpot and allow the sweet aroma to spread through your home. Slow cooking cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg blend perfectly with the delicious smell of baking apples. Crockpot Apple Butter is truly a treat from the second you turn on your crockpot all the way until it is spread over your biscuit or toast. It’s a healthy alternative to butter and it’s a great gift, too. Pour it into a mason jar and add a tag! I’m excited to hear back about your tasty treat! Enjoy!
Want to know the true secret to this particular jar of Crockpot Apple Butter!?! My sweet Big B chopped the apples into chunks for me! He’s such a hard little worker.
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- ⅛ cup apple cider
- 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 5 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1" chunks
- Combine all of the above ingredients into crockpot.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or until apples are VERY tender.
- Place a large fine-mesh sieve over a bowl.
- Spoon ⅓ of apple mixture into sieve.
- Pressing the mixture through the sieve using a ladle.
- Discard the pulp.
- Continue pressing the rest of the apple mixture through the sieve.
- Place the apple mixture back into the crockpot.
- Stirring occasionally, cook, uncovered on LOW for ½ hours or until mixture is thick.
- Store for up to a week, covered in refrigerator.
inspired by cooking light slow cooker cookbook