Slow-Cooker Apple Butter Recipe | Perfect for Apple Picking Apples!

Apple season is here and its always a fun fall activity to pick your own apples. Might not be for everyone to pick their own but this recipe is easy and tasty.. so picking your own is not a necessity! You can enjoy it with store bought apples too 😉 Depending on how sweet you like your apple butter, you can raise or lower the amount of sugar you put in this recipe. Enjoy!

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Slow-Cooker Apple Butter
Author: Megan Pizzi
  • 12 cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced (about 14 cups)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves or allspice (optional)
  1. Place all ingredients into a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Stir and continue cooking uncovered for 3 hours (or more) until apples are very tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Let stand for one hour to cool.

  2. Use an immersion blender or food processor to smooth and blend the apples. Ladle apple butter into half pint containers, leaving 1/2 inch space on top. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or put in freezer for up to a year.

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