Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

This recipe can be frozen or canned.  Apple butter is a great substitute for butter or oil in baking recipes.

All Day Apple Butter

5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped
4 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
Cover and cook on high 1 hour.

Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.

Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.

Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze. 

To preserve, I found canning instructions for 
Homemade Applesauce at Foodin Jars:

To process, bring your applesauce to a boil and pack into clean, hot jars, leaving a half inch of headspace.

Remove the air bubbles, wipe the rims and apply lids. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 (pints) or 20 (quarts) minutes. Store in a cool, dark place and enjoy homemade applesauce all year long.


  1. Wow. I have never made apple butter before but this summer I am. Many thanks

  2. Apple Butter is delicious! I read that you can use the cores and peels for pectin or make apple jelly. I'm looking into it for a post.

  3. Thank you for linking this up at the Carnival of Home Preserving. Hope to see you next week!

  4. This sounds fantastic. Thanks for linking it in to Food on Friday. Have a great week.

  5. This looks delicious. I love apple butter. My grandmother used to make peach butter too. Our Simply Create Link party is going on right now. I would love to have you link up, as I'm sure my followers would love your recipe too. Hope to see you soon!



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