Apple Butter in the crockpot

I love apple butter, but hating taking a lot of time to make it.  So I converted my grandmum’s apple butter recipe into a crockpot recipe.

First, get a bunch of apples(I used around 10 pounds), peel and core them.  Then chop them up into small pieces.  Place them in the crock pot until it is full.  I then always add 2 cups of apple cider(really helps the flavor) and my spice blend of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, small dash of ginger, allspice, and cardamon.  Stir these into the apple pieces and put the lid on.

Forgive the horrible picture.

I let this cook down until the apples are all mush. . . then I cook it some more.  I cook mine until it is a really dark amber color and almost all the moisture(juice) is gone.  Then it is ready to put in jars or eat!  Very simple very easy and very  yummy!  Picture of the apple butter in jars coming tomorrow!


  1. Karen Hand says:

    Wow, sounds like the hardest part of the entire process is peeling and coring the apples. That’s right up my alley, and boy does it sound good. Thanks.

  2. Karen Hand says:

    I used to eat apple butter all the time as I grew up, but haven’t had any for years. Thanks for the reminder as apples are in full supply at this time of the year.

  3. NenaS says:

    Yummy! I thought there was more to making apple butter, now I’ve got no excuses, I’ve gotta make it! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Amy Baker says:

    Never would have thought to try apple butter in the crockpot! I’ve used my German Grandma’s recipe which involves hours over a hot stove and that so seldom sounds like fun…I’ll make this with my stepdaughter this weekend, then she can take a jar home, thanks for the GREAT idea!!

  5. Hilary says:

    Wow so easy! I love apple butter too. I wonder if you can do the same with pumpkin too? Probably have to cook it down a little longer?

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