Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

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Have an abundance of apples? Then make this Apple Butter in a crock pot! It’s a set it and forget it recipe that’s perfect for so many different uses.


  • 6 lbs. peeled and chopped apples
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon (or 2 sticks)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 lemon, grated rind and all the juice


  1. Start with about 6 pounds of peeled (yes, peeled, sorry) and roughly cut apples and add to a large slow cooker.
  2. Add one cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (or a couple of sticks), 1 teaspoon ground cloves, a pinch of salt, and the grated rind and juice of one lemon.
  3. Add a cup and a half of water. Give a stir to distribute the ingredients evenly in the pot.
  4. Set the slow cooker to high for about 5 hours, scraping the sides of the pot periodically.
  5. Then set the slow cooker on low for another 5 hours. Cook until you get soft brown apple pieces that you can be blended.
  6. If your apple butter blend is too watery, remove the lid and continue to cook on low.
  7. When the apples are brown, soft, and smell lovely, use a blender to puree the mix.  I used an immersion blender right in the pot.
  8. Next, either pour the apple butter into hot, sterilized jars where it will keep for a couple of years. Or you can spoon the apple butter into any lidded container and keep it in the fridge.  If you don’t sterilize the container and get a good seal, be sure to use the butter within the next two weeks.

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