Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Posted on September 30, 2013
Hi Everyone! So over the past couple of months, I’ve been trying to make homemade versions of some of my favorite store bought snacks and products, and this Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Butter is one of my absolute favorite homemade things! I love apple butter, especially around this time of year! It is so incredibly easy to make your own, especially in your slow cooker, because all you need to do is place all the ingredients in it, and then let them magically transform into the most delicious, sweet and spiced apple butter! This version is unsweetened, and you could really never tell, because the apples are already naturally sweet and contain all the sugar the apple butter needs, but feel free to add sugar to the recipe if you prefer your apple butter a little sweeter! The apples need a little bit of liquid to cook in, but instead of using water, I decided to use some apple cider to boost the apple flavor, which is what I think makes this recipe a real winner! Cooking the apple butter in your slow cooker not only makes your home smell absolutely divine, but lets the apples cook slowly and absorb the flavors of the warm cinnamon and apple cider… what could be better!
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HOMEMADE SLOW COOKER APPLE BUTTER
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YOU WILL NEED
3 lbs (about 8) apples
1/2 cup apple cider
1 tsp ground cinnamon
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DIRECTIONS
To make the apple butter, peel, core and thinly slice the apples and place them in your slow cooker. Add the ground cinnamon and apple cider (you could use water or apple juice instead), and stir until all the apple slices are coated with the liquid and the cinnamon. Cook on high for 4 – 5 hours or on low for about 8 – 10 hours, or until the apple butter has your desired consistency. To get completely smooth apple butter, puree it in your blender once it has cooled completely.
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Happy Cooking, Everyone!

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11 Comments

  • Reply emjay September 30, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I’m definitely going to try this one! Looks amazing 🙂

    • Reply Maria October 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Hope you love it! IT’s so easy to make and so good on some toast or raisin swirl bread!

  • Reply _sugarmountain October 1, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Love this apple butter! Saw it on Tasty Tuesdays and had to stop by. So pretty and so simple in the slow-cooker. 😀 Yum!

    • Reply Maria October 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks so much! It’s super easy to make and it’s so good! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!

  • Reply Kimberly October 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    This looks awesome! Have you canned this? If so, how long do you process it?

    • Reply Maria October 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks, Kimberly! I’ve never canned it, I always make a small batch that we can eat in a couple days. Hope you enjoy this apple butter, have a great week!

  • Reply marty (A Stroll Thru Life) October 2, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Oh this sounds so good. I need to make some. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  • Reply Tina October 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I’ve never made apple butter before but this looks delicious! I can especially see it on top of a big stack of pancakes!
    Tina at http://www.tinaschic.com

  • Reply Pretty Whimsical October 3, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to make some 🙂

  • Reply Heather Kinnaird October 4, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I love making apple butter in the fall! I actually look forward to that day all year 🙂 what a delicious recipe

  • Reply KayaWilson October 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Thanks for recipe, bet the house will smell great! Have not made apple butter since childhood, so looking forward to “smells of fall”.

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