Crockpot Apple Butter

Crockpot Apple Butter

One of the ways that I save money is that I make all my jams & jellies at home, and can them.  Just this past week, I made 3 quarts of Lemon Blueberry Jelly, which is by far my family’s favorite jelly ever.  You would think that 3 quarts would last a long, long time – but you would be thinking wrong!  We eat it on everything from peanut butter & jelly sandwiches to biscuits.

Crockpot Apple Butter

Another of our favorites is Apple Butter.  For those of you that haven’t heard of apple butter before, it’s not actually a butter.  It’s like a spiced, sauce-like textured, jelly.  I prepare a big batch of it in my crockpot, & use some immediately on fresh on hot biscuits – and then can the rest for future use.  My daughters actually like to eat it like applesauce because they enjoy it so much.

Crockpot Apple Butter

 

Pour in the 2 48oz jars of all natural applesauce.

Crockpot Apple Butter

 

Add in all of the spices & the sugar.

Crockpot Apple Butter

 

Crockpot Apple Butter

 

Crockpot Apple Butter

 

Pour in the apple juice.

Crockpot Apple Butter

 

Cover, & cook on low for 10 hours.  Your house will smell DIVINE while this is cooking!!

After the 10 hours, uncover – and it will look like this:

Crockpot Apple Butter

 

Using a whisk, give it a good stirring, and it will look like this.

Crockpot Apple Butter

 

Serve on hot biscuits, & can the rest.  Makes about 8 pints.

Crockpot Apple Butter

 

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Crockpot Apple Butter
 
Ingredients
  • 3 pound bag of granny smith apples – peeled, cored, & diced
  • 2 (46oz) jars of All Natural Applesauce
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2-3 tbsp cinnamon (depending on how ‘spiced’ you want it)
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
  1. Put the peeled & diced apples in a large crockpot. Cook on low for 10 hours. Stir well with a whisk to smooth out at the end of the cooking cycle.

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  • I love apple butter although I have only used store bought. In fact, I buy different kinds of fruit butters when I can.

    Yours does not look hard to make and I see, I should be doing this. I would enjoy it.

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  • That looks like a delicious spread. I can only imagine that anything you put it on because twice as good.

  • Thank you for this! I’m always looking to make more homemade stuff. I make all of my own bread, biscuits and rolls, now I have apple butter to accompany them.

  • Oh I AM going to make this! I was just reading a recipe this weekend that called for Apple Butter. Thanks for the easy-to-follow instructions.

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  • This looks yummy. I make applesauce in the Crockpot all of the time, but have never tried apple butter. I will now. Thanks!

  • Amy

    Looks so yummy…I bet they’re tasty in many different dishes!

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  • yummmmm! This is one of those things I have never actually tried making- now might be the time! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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  • Looks and sounds delish ~ I can almost smell the spices! Do you have one of those apple peeler/corer deals…cannot think of the name of them. I have always wondered if they were worth the $$.

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  • That is beautiful apple butter. It is my favorite spread on toast.

  • I want to try this and the blueberry lemon jelly. They sound delicious. I sold all my canning stuff when we moved and I really want to get some more so I can make things like this!

  • I just found your blog…I love it! And this looks simply divine! Yum, yum , yum!

  • this looks amazing! i made pear butter with the pears from our garden….but i haven’t done it with apples. don’t you just love the crockpot! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  • Oh my god I cannot wait to try this! Not only do I have a hard time finding apple butter since moving, this will give me a use for my crockpot beyond pork and sauerkraut!

  • Susie

    Thanks so much for the recipe. It was really good. So easy and smelled wonderful while it was cooking.

  • Barbara

    It looks great. Please give directions for canning.

    • Here’s how my grandmother cans – place the jars, rings, & lids into boiling water. Once it has boiled for a few minutes, remove with tongs & potholders. Pour the apple butter into the hot jars, and using your pot holder as protection, seal the jars with the lids & seals. Then turn upside down for 10-15 minutes, and then flip the jars right side up and let sit for at least 30 minutes or until completely cooled. They will seal on their own 🙂

  • Trisha

    It’s OK to can it even though the original applesauce was already canned? I’m a novice…:)

    • Yes, it’s perfectly fine – I’ve done it for years!

  • lesley

    Does it have to be refrigerated & how long will it keep? I have been wanting to try something like this & yr recipe makes me feel brave enough to do so.. thank u

    • It can be refrigerated without canning, and should last for a week.


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