Apple Butter Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts Updated

Apple butter is one of the easiest ways to preserve Fall's harvest. It would also make a wonderful dip for this Monte Cristo Bread...

I am so excited that apple season is here! I love making fresh apple cider, apple barsapple pie bread and just about anything else with apples.

When we lived in Iowa we lived about 5 miles from an orchard. It was owned by a very nice couple, and it was always fun to go. We haven’t found an orchard that you can pick your own in Colorado yet. Hopefully this fall.

This year I was super excited to make my first ever batch of apple butter! I have seen it around all over the place in the fall, but have never actually made my own. In case you have never had it, it is kind of like a thick, rich, and smooth applesauce.

It is so good on English Muffins (don't miss this English Muffins recipe!), pork chops, muffins, toast, baked on chicken, or even as a spread on a ham sandwich.

Apple Butter Picture

Apple butter is so easy to make. Peeling the apples is a little bit of a pain, but that is pretty much it. You dice them up, mix with sugar and some spices, and then let the slow cooker do all the work.

You will come home from work to the most amazing smell! Apples bubbling away in a cinnamon syrup mixture is just heavenly. To make the apple butter have even more flavor, be sure to use a variety of different apples.

I used Braeburn, Granny Smith, and Pink Lady when I made it. 

Looking for more fruit butter recipes? We got you covered - check out Tracy's Pear Butter Recipe too!

Apple Butter Recipe

    64 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large Apples, peeled, cored, and diced (about 6 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves

Directions

  1. Place the diced apples in a slow cooker. Sprinkle the brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, all spice and cloves over the top of the apples. Drizzle the honey over the apples as well. Mix until everything is well coated. 
  2. Turn slow cooker on low, and cook for 8-10 hours until the apples have cooked down and it is a thick dark brown mixture. You can stir occasionally while cooking.
  3. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Cook for another 2 hours, uncovered, until nice and thick. 
  4. Spoon into jars or plastic containers. 
  5. Store in the fridge for about two weeks, or freeze. 

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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 4 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 600 minutes
Total Time: 615 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Servings Per Recipe 64

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 45

% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Sodium 2mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 10g
0%
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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Apple Butter Recipe

    64 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large Apples, peeled, cored, and diced (about 6 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves

Directions

  1. Place the diced apples in a slow cooker. Sprinkle the brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, all spice and cloves over the top of the apples. Drizzle the honey over the apples as well. Mix until everything is well coated. 
  2. Turn slow cooker on low, and cook for 8-10 hours until the apples have cooked down and it is a thick dark brown mixture. You can stir occasionally while cooking.
  3. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Cook for another 2 hours, uncovered, until nice and thick. 
  4. Spoon into jars or plastic containers. 
  5. Store in the fridge for about two weeks, or freeze. 

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Published:
Modified:
Author:
Cooking Method:
Slow Cooker
Category:
Apples
Tags:
, , , ,
Related Recipes:
Apple Recipes, Fall Recipes, Easy Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes, Preserving Recipes
Recipe Yields:
4 cups
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Published:
Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 4 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 600 minutes
Total Time: 615 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Servings Per Recipe 64

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 45

% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Sodium 2mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 10g
0%
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin S.

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Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?