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Homemade Apple Butter – Cooked as a slow cooker recipe!


If you are looking for an easy Homemade Apple Butter recipe then look no further. This simple recipe is made in a crockpot and requires only a few minutes of prep time. Taste just like fall in a jar!

If you are looking for an easy Homemade Apple Butter recipe then look no further. This simple recipe is made in a crockpot and requires only a few minutes of prep time. Taste just like fall in a jar!

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I am lucky enough to live pretty close to where I can pick up some of the best homemade apple butter, made by the Amish, without having to spend time in the kitchen prepping for an all-day cook-a-thon.


However, I would be missing one delicious thing, and that would be the smell of it cooking.

The scent of apples is my favorite, and with all those apple mixing with cinnamon and brown sugar and all that yumminess is heavenly.


It’s like a big ole pot of fall.

If you haven’t made homemade apple butter then what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen but don’t forget your apple peeler and corer.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 4 Lbs. Apples Peeled and Chopped
  • 2 Cups Apple Cider
  • 1 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • A pinch of Kosher Salt

How do you make apple butter from scratch?

Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and let cook for 8-10 hours on low.


Puree the mixture with an immersion blender or regular blender until smooth.


Transfer the apple butter into mason jars or an airtight container. It will stay good in the fridge for approximately 2 weeks.

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This apple butter is so delicious and great on all sorts of things from biscuits and toast to pancakes and waffles.

I made it in my slow cooker and it turned out the best yet. If you are looking for a slow cooker upgrade or don’t own one of your own already you should definitely check out the Ninja Foodi.


I just picked this one up and it works great! Not only can you slow cook but you can also pressure cook and air fry.

Even more delicious apple recipes you definitely want to try!

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Homemade Apple Butter

Homemade Apple Butter

Yield: 4 - 6 Jars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

If you are looking for an easy Homemade Apple Butter recipe then look no further. This simple recipe is made in a crockpot and requires only a few minutes of prep time. Taste just like fall in a jar!

Ingredients

  • 4 Lbs. Apples Peeled and Chopped
  • 2 Cups Apple Cider
  • 1 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • A pinch of Kosher Salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and let cook for 8-10 hours on low.
  2. Puree the mixture with an immersion blender or regular blender until smooth.
  3. Transfer the apple butter into mason jars or an airtight container. It is good in the fridge for approximately 2 weeks.


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Casey

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

How many 8 oz mason jars can I get out of one batch?

Melissa Coleman

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

5-6 jars

Patty

Thursday 8th of September 2016

Can I can this apple butter?

Melissa Coleman

Thursday 8th of September 2016

Patty,

Yes, you definitely could.

Christina

Saturday 31st of October 2015

Can you bottle/preserve this recipe? Looks so good!

Melissa Coleman

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

Christina, yep you definitely could. :)

Renita

Saturday 31st of October 2015

This makes a huge batch. I'm just concerned that it only keeps for two weeks. If i made the whole batch will it not keep in sealed jars for the winter?

Melissa Coleman

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

Renita, it will definitely last for a long time if you seal the jars. The two week is for non-sealed and just open in the fridge. So say you seal them, once they are open they will last approximately 2 weeks. :)

Amanda

Thursday 9th of October 2014

Oh I really love apple butter. I'm going to try this recipe this weekend!