Our Apple Butter

Our Apple Butter

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"My 9-year-old son said 'Mom, you have to share this with America!' It's a huge hit at our house and easy to make."
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9 h 15 m servings 58 cals
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Original recipe yields 44 servings



  • Calories:
  • 58 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Blend apples in batches in a blender until no large chunks remain.
  2. Combine blended apples, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger in a slow cooker.
  3. Cook uncovered on High for 1 hour. Place cover on slow cooker and continue cooking, stirring about twice per hour, until smooth, 6 to 8 hours. Remove the cover and continue cooking and stirring until thick and spreadable, 2 to 4 hours.
  4. Spoon into jars leaving about an inch of space at the top; seal and freeze.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • This uses very little sugar and retains lots of the apple flavor. Pureeing beforehand makes it easier than attempting to mash them at a later stage. You can let it cook longer if you want it thicker. *I use this to make roughly eleven 4 oz jelly jars.
  • You can let it cook longer if you want it thicker.
  • You may choose to use whole spices in place of the ground version, but they can lose flavor from cooking for hours in the slow cooker.


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I still used half the sugar the recipe called for. I've never used ginger in my apple butter so it was a nice twist. The family enjoyed it. Thanks!

Making a second batch! I did however add salt, as you must always add some salt with making something sweet. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly.

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