Crock Pot Apple Butter

Published on Nov 19, 2010
Updated on Oct 29, 2018

Crock Pot Apple Butter // Ever tried or heard of apple butter? Spread Apple Butter on toast, muffins, pancakes! Or with cottage cheese, over pork roast while the roast is cooking; add a little to pork gravy; add to baked beans, or mix with plain or vanilla yogurt! | Tried and TastyI have only had apple butter a handful of times in my life, but I sure do love it! It was one of those things I only had when I visited my Aunt Yvonne, other than that I’ve never bought it for myself. I don’t know why either! I recently came across this and was like “I HAVE to make this!!!” So I did, right away! After I made it I kept thinking of things I could eat that would allow me to spread this deliciousness on it ;) This is so yummy you HAVE to try it now!

Crock Pot Apple Butter // Ever tried or heard of apple butter? Spread Apple Butter on toast, muffins, pancakes! Or with cottage cheese, over pork roast while the roast is cooking; add a little to pork gravy; add to baked beans, or mix with plain or vanilla yogurt! | Tried and TastyCrock Pot Apple Butter // Ever tried or heard of apple butter? Spread Apple Butter on toast, muffins, pancakes! Or with cottage cheese, over pork roast while the roast is cooking; add a little to pork gravy; add to baked beans, or mix with plain or vanilla yogurt! | Tried and Tasty

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Butter
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 48
Calories: 53 kcal
Author: Yvonne
Ever tried or heard of apple butter? Spread Apple Butter on toast, muffins, pancakes! Or with cottage cheese, over pork roast while the roast is cooking; add a little to pork gravy; add to baked beans, or mix with plain or vanilla yogurt!
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Ingredients

  • 3 quarts peeled cored apples*
  • 2 1/4 c. sugar more or less to taste*
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Peel, core, finely chop and measure apples.

  2. Mix apples with remaining ingredients and fill crock pot.

  3. Cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours, reduce heat to low and continue to cook 9-11 hours, stir occasionally (Apple Butter will reduce by about half in the crock pot). 

  4. Remove lid, use hand blender to puree until smooth. 

  5. Leave lid off crock pot and continue to cook to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

  6. Cool and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use. Makes approximately 5 cups.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
* For more efficient cooking, fill the crock pot with apples. Measurements above are for a 3-quart crock pot, adjust ingredients accordingly.
To Use: Spread Apple Butter on toast, muffins, pancakes; spread Apple Butter on cheese sandwich; serve Apple Butter with cottage cheese; spread Apple Butter over pork roast while the roast is cooking; serve Apple Butter with roast; add a little Apple Butter to pork gravy; add Apple Butter to baked beans, to taste; mix Apple Butter with plain or vanilla yogurt; add Apple Butter to cooked oatmeal or granola; add Apple Butter to baked goods to decrease fat in recipe and increase moisture.
* Adjust sugar to taste preferences and apple sweetness. Tart apples, such as Jonathan's or Granny Smith, will require more sugar but have a better flavor. Sweet apples, such as Gala or Golden Delicious require less sugar. I like to use a combination of tart and sweet apples. Start with a lower amount of sugar; taste part way through the cooking process and add additional sugar if needed.
Instead of making a boatload, which I knew we wouldn't need or have the freezer space for, I actually used my little crock pot (usually used for dips) and adjusted the rest of the ingredients and it made just enough apple butter to fill one mason jar! Perfect!

Adapted from KSL

Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Apple Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53
% Daily Value*
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 comments about “Crock Pot Apple Butter

  1. Kitty

    I love apple butter but, like you, never think to buy it. I’ll be making a small batch soon. Thanks for posting and I’m looking forward to the rest of your canning series.

  2. Kimber

    This is DEFINITELY something I will have to try. And, with the three crock pots that we got for our wedding, lol, I should have plenty of space to make as much as I want. Ha ha.

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