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Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe



Crockpot Apple Butter

Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Pull out your crock pot, and whip up a delicious batch of apple butter. Here's how:

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 12 hours

Total Time: 12 hours, 30 minutes


  • 6 lbs apples
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


1. Peel, core and slice apples.

2. Put the apples, sugar and spices in a crock pot (4 quarts or larger), cover and cook on high for one hour.

3. Remove the lid, and cook on low (stirring occasionally), until the apple butter reaches a spreadable consistency and is dark brown in color.

4. Transfer to hot, sterilized jars, taking care not to fill past the headspace line.

To Can: Process the jars for 10 minutes in a water bath canner. Refrigerate any jars that fail to seal properly.

To Freeze: Allow the jars to cool. Then, place in the freezer. Use within a year, for the best quality.


  • Use a variety of apples for the best flavor
  • Want to speed up the process? Turn your crock pot on high, and stir more frequently
  • Have a super-big crock pot? This recipe doubles and triples beautifully
  • Prefer to make your apple butter on the stove? No problem. Just set your pot to a low simmer. No recipe modifications are required


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