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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Apple Butter is the blend of delicious apples starting with applesauce with spices and just pure yumminess!
Servings 4 8oz. Jelly Jars


  • Slow Cooker
  • Water Bath Canner
  • Mason Jars with lids and rings


  • 4 cups Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnmanon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Coconut Sugar (Optional) Add additional if you like it sweeter


  • Your first step in making apple butter is you have to start with applesauce. You can use store-bought but there's nothing like homemade.
  • Add the applesauce to the crockpot. Stir in all of the spices and sugar.
  • Turn the crockpot setting to low. Set the timer for 8 hours. Making this while you're sleeping is perfect. You will wake up in the morning with your kitchen smelling like cinammon apples.
  • If the apple butter isn't thick in 8 hours, then try cooking it for another hour and just keep cooking it until it's all nice and thick.
  • Once your apple butter is finsihed, you can jar it up and set it in the fridge. It should last for 4-6 weeks.
  • If you are wanting to can it, follow the safety steps to canning apple butter according to the National Home and Canning Preservation.


National Center for Home Food Preservation (uga.edu)
Once you get all of your ingredients mixed together, you will want to cover the lid loosely on the crockpot. Place a butter knife on top of the crockpot and then stick the lid on. You want the steam to escape; which will allow the apple butter to thicken as it cooks. 
Put towels down underneath the crockpot in case of splattering from the lid.
To make larger batches, just double or triple the recipe. 
A note about adding sugar.....I don't use the "white stuff", but feel free to if that's what you like. I really only add a little bit of coconut sugar. The apples make your apple butter so sweet, so you really don't need any more sweetness!