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Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe
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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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Original recipe makes 12 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    22 hrs

    22 hrs 30 mins


  1. Place apples and vinegar into a large slow cooker, and place lid on top. Set on High, and cook for 8 hours, then turn to Low, and continue cooking 10 hours more.
  2. After 18 hours, stir in white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, and allspice, and cook 4 hours more.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 15, 2008

Went by the recipe & used tart apples.I did add the sugar in the last couple of hours of cooking which was done by taste.I think I used about half of what the recipe called for.Turned out GREAT husband & family loved it as well as my co workers.This one will be in my recipe box for years to come!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 29, 2008

Used granny smith apples I used half the sugar called for and it was still very sweet. Spices were great though. I'll try again with less sugar.

Nov 18, 2009

I thought the butter turned out really good. BUT! I only used 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and NO white sugar at all. I also used a natuarlly sweet apple- Matsu. I also left the lid off the slow cooker the last 2 1/2 hours of cooking, so it would thicken more. I just finished making it yesterday, it usually gets better when it sits for a week or 2(I canned it.)

Oct 04, 2010

First time I've made this recipe and it turned out perfect. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants great apple butter. It makes a lot. I ended up with 2 16oz jars, 2 12oz jars and 6 8oz jars. The only thing I changed was the type of apples I used...I used Gala apples.

Oct 18, 2011

I decided to make this as my first ever slow cooker recipe and cut the recipe down quite a bit. I only had 3 pounds of apples, so I reduced the remaining ingredients down so I was only making 1/4 of the original recipe. What happened - my apple butter burnt in the slow cooker during the second cooking cycle (10 hours on low). Any thoughts on why? Not enough liquid, not enough ingredients for the large cooker, etc.? Wondering if anyone else had the same type of experience thier first time out so I can figure out what I did wrong. Thank you!

Sep 30, 2012

I use 2 types of apples..and just white sugar. Cook time-start on high, get it bubbling, then turn to low, cooking over nite( with sugar), with lid cracked for vapor to escape. Done by moring. Process in hot water bath 10 min.

Oct 28, 2007

This recipe is absolutely excellent. The tart apples are a must!! It was easy and delicisious at the end. Defintley a must do!! Thanks Melissa

Oct 18, 2011

This was my first time ever making apple butter. It could not have been easier. I used Arkansas Black apples (about 15 large) until my crock-pot was full and really couldn't hold anymore. I also ended up mashing the apples after the first 8 hours and then I smushed everything through a wire strainer/sifter after it had cooked for about 22 hours. I wanted a smoother texture. I did end up cooking mine for about 25 hours just because I was trying to cook some of the liquid off to make it thicker (removed the lid the last 3 hours). I ended up with an apple butter that was great tasting and a really deep rich brown color.


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  • Calories
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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