Crockpot Apple Butter

October 15, 2012 by 14 Comments

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.


Crockpot Apple Butter
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the above ingredients into crockpot.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or until apples are VERY tender.
  3. Place a large fine-mesh sieve over a bowl.
  4. Spoon ⅓ of apple mixture into sieve.
  5. Pressing the mixture through the sieve using a ladle.
  6. Discard the pulp.
  7. Continue pressing the rest of the apple mixture through the sieve.
  8. Place the apple mixture back into the crockpot.
  9. Stirring occasionally, cook, uncovered on LOW for ½ hours or until mixture is thick.
  10. Store for up to a week, covered in refrigerator.

 inspired by cooking light slow cooker cookbook

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14 Responses to “Crockpot Apple Butter”
  1. This looks yummy! I’ve made apple butter in an oven but haven’t tried making it in the crockpot.

    We bought apple butter from one of the local churches, over the weekend. They made it in old kettles outdoors on open fires. Really smelled good, with the wood smoke. We’ve enjoyed sampling. Apple butter is a favorite fall taste.

  2. Julie says:

    Definitely pinning this. Sounds delicious!

  3. Christine says:

    This looks so good! I’ll have to try this…..

  4. Oooh this sounds amaaaazing! I bet I could eat the whole thing in one sitting. :) Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Mackenzie says:

    This looks great. I would love for you to share this and some of your other posts at Saturday Show and Tell (http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-32/). Have a great day!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

  6. Cheryl says:

    How long is the apple butter good for in the mason jar? I am assuming it has to be refrigerated once it’s made. Do you seal the mason jars in a water bath when you give them as gifts? I would love to do this to give away as favors for an upcoming luncheon I am doing.

  7. laura says:

    sounds so good- I’ve been wanting to try this, too!

  8. Something I never made, (but will try). Looks delicious, so do come ‘n’ brag: link it up at our linky party, http://www.finecraftguild.com/, ‘Time for a Party’ !

  9. Oh, we love love love apple butter. I’m making this!!! Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY! Love your pictures!

  10. Peggy says:

    I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

  11. David says:

    I was wondering how this freezes? Any idea?

  12. Aimee says:

    I’m not sure…but definitely if you give it a try I’d love to know! XO, Aimee

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