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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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  • Yield: 4 half-pints
  • Prep 40 mins
  • Cool 1 hr
  • Cook 6 hrs

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Use your slow cooker to make this apple butter. Serve it on toast for breakfast or use as a spread on turkey or ham sandwiches.


  • 12 cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced (14 cups)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice


  1. Place apple slices in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, cloves and allspice.
  2. Cover; cook on high-heat setting for 4 hours. Stir. Uncover and cook on high-heat setting 2 to 2-1/2 hours more or until apples are very tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Cool mixture at least 1 hour or cover and chill overnight. Process with an immersion blender or run mixture through a food mill*.
  3. Ladle apple butter into half-pint freezer containers, leaving a 1/2-inch head space. Seal and label. Store 3 weeks in refrigerator or for 1 year in freezer. Makes 4 half-pints.


  • Mixture may also be processed, 1/2 at a time, in a blender or food processor. Mixture processed this way will be slightly lighter in color and thinner in consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Slow Cooker Apple Butter)

cal. (kcal) 70, vit. C (mg) 1, carb. (g) 18, sugar (g) 17, Potassium (mg) 40, fiber (g) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0

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