Slow Cooker Apple Butter


It’s almost that time of the year where I live. My apple tree’s are full of apples and almost ready to pick. There is not an easier way to make Apple Butter than in a slow cooker. The wonderful aroma in the house is the best air freshener you will ever have. I freeze my apple butter but it can also be canned. I will not talk about the canning method due to the safety factor.


This is what it looks like before it cooks it in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter


5-1/2# apples (peeled, cored and diced) Like McIntosh or Fuji

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp ground cinnamon

4 cups white sugar


Place the prepared apples in the slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix all of the other ingredients. Pour the sugar mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.

With the lid on the slow cooker, cook on high for 1 hour.

Reduce heat to low and cook 9-11 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened and dark brown.

Uncover and continue cooking on low for 1 hour. Stir with a whisk to increase smoothness if desired.

Spoon Apple Butter into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze. If you are freezing, make sure you leave about 1/2″ head space for when it expands.




Categories: Fruit, Slow Cooker


  1. Wonderful 🙂 just recently I saw on one blog was used apple butter. What is it??? I never heard this before.
    And now you are shared recipe !! 🙂 just amazing:) I can try something new

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