It’s hard to find any apple butter, let alone good apple butter in the grocery store these days! Making apple butter is a great way to preserve apples if you got carried away at the U-Pick Apple farm this month. Apple butter is delicious on toast, pancakes, french toast, and if you eat like my husband, on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

This Slow Cooker Apple Butter recipe is easy! You’ll have to do a little work up front, but then you can sit back and enjoy the smells of baked apple and cinnamon.

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Makes 5 half-pints 

Ingredients

12 medium (14 cups) apples peeled, cored, and sliced – suggestions are Golden Delicious or McIntosh
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Place apples in a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Stir in sugarcinnamonclovesnutmeg, and salt. 
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Stir
  3. Uncover and cook on high for 2-2.5 hours or until apples are very tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Cool mixture for 1 hour OR store in fridge overnight.
  5. Process in a blender or with an immersion blender.

Storing

Store in freezer friendly containers, freeze, and store for up to 1 year! Store in fridge for 1 week… but it won’t likely last that long.