Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Homemade apple butter is the best! That thick 'butter' like consistency apple sauce spread all over some cinnamon toast in the morning is simply amazing! Apple butter is basically an apple sauce that is reduced to a thick butter like consistency so that it can be spread, like butter, on things like toast, bagels, pancakes, waffles, etc. The apple flavour is concentrated as the apples are reduced and this really intensifies the apple flavour! Apple butter is pretty easy to make but when making it on the stove top it requires some attention and so the slow cooker is a great alternative as you can place the apples into the slow cooker and let them go, unattended! You just cook the apples in the slow cooker until tender, puree them and then crank up the heat, remove the lid from the slow cooker and cook until the apple sauce has reduced to a nice thick 'butter'. This intensity of the apple flavour in the apple butter also makes it perfect for adding apple flavour to other recipes including quick breads, cookies, soups, etc.

With the holiday season here, this apple butter makes for a great homemade gift! (And you certainly don't need to mention how easy it is to make!)

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Feel free to skip reducing from a sauce to a butter and enjoy a really nice homemade apple sauce!

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 hours Total Time: 10 hours 10 minutes Servings: 16(~2 cups or 16 1 tablespoon servings)

A thick and intense apple flavoured 'butter' with cinnamon spice!

  • 3 pounds apples, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Mix everything, place in a slow cooker and cook, covered, until the apples are nice and tender, about 6-10 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high.
  2. Puree the apples with a blender or food processor.
  3. Cook in the slow cooker on high, without the lid, until the sauce has thickened to the desired consistency, about 2-3 hours.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 39, Fat 0.1g (Saturated 0, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 2mg, Carbs 10.3g (Fiber 1.1g, Sugars 8.8g), Protein 0.1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Maria Lichty said...

I can think of so many things to spread this delicious apple butter on!

Unknown said...

This looks awesome, I am going to make this as gifts. Can you tell me what apple works best?

Kevin Lynch said...

Unknown: Any apple works; I like macintosh or honey crisp.

Heather Christo said...

This looks incredible! I want it on everything!

Michal Phillips said...

Hi Kevin, I made this tonight. I used Granny Smith. I also added juice from half a Meyer lemon and omitted the nutmeg. It is sooooo delish!

We Are Not Martha said...

I feel like I really need to make my own apple butter this winter. This looks and sounds delicious!


Alma Vorrei said...

This recipe is absolutely excellent. 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.

Elizabeth said...

How long does this last? I expect I'd give some away, but it would still likely last me quite some time...

Kevin Lynch said...

Elizabeth: You can keep this in the fridge for a week or two, or in the freezer for longer. You can also use proper canning process to keep it longer. Enjoy!

Molly Shores said...

Mine turned out good but it wasn’t nearly as dark as the picture on here. Did I do something wrong? It looks too light

Kevin Lynch said...

Molly Shores: The lighter colour is perfectly fine! I'm glad you like it!

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