Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter – like a spreadable apple pie!

Apple season is here, and if you’re planning on doing some apple picking this Fall then making apple butter is a must!

Apples are slowly cooked in the crock pot with sugar and spices, caramelized to make this sweet thick dark apple preserve (like a spreadable apple pie) that’s great on toast, stirred into your oatmeal, Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, served over pancakes or biscuits, graham crackers, etc, and for savory dishes such as roast pork or on a sandwich. Grilled turkey and brie sandwiches with apple butter is a favorite!

This lasts a long time in the refrigerator, at least one month if not longer. I usually like to use a blend of sweet apples such as honey crisp, gala and ambrosia apples. What’s your favorite way to use apple butter? Would love to hear your comments!

Slow Cooker Apple Butter – like a spreadable apple pie!

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And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Apples are slowly cooked in the crock pot with sugar and spices, caramelized to make this sweet thick dark apple preserve (like a spreadable apple pie) that’s great on toast, stirred into your oatmeal, Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, served over pancakes or biscuits, graham crackers, etc, and for savory dishes such as roast pork or on a sandwich. Grilled turkey and brie sandwiches with apple butter is a favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 6 large apples, peeled, cored, finely chopped (honeycrisp, gala, ambrosia)
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, not packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Place the apples in a slow cooker. Top with sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg and mix well.
  2. Cover and cook high 5 hours, or low 10 hours, stirring once halfway, until the apples are tender and dark brown.
  3. Uncover and puree with an immersion blender.
  4. Cook on high uncovered 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  5. Spoon into jars or containers, cover and refrigerate.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 32 servings, Serving Size: 1T

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 1
  • Points +: 1
  • Calories: 37 calories
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Protein: 0g
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Slow Cooker Apple Butter – like a spreadable apple pie!