Greet Autumn in Style with Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Whether picked or purchased, apples are a perfect autumn fruit.

We never had apple butter growing up, but eating it still makes me feel nostalgic.  Something about a creamy apple cinnamon spread over fresh biscuits makes me all warm and fuzzy.  This recipe is a breeze and yields enough to impress your whole neighborhood (or stockpile for yourself!).


Apple Butter in the Slow Cooker

  • Apple Butter Ingredients:

– 15 large Red Delicious Apples
– 3 cups sugar
– 3 teaspoons cinnamon
– pinch of salt
  • Apple Butter Instructions:

– Peel core & quarter the apples
– Toss into slow cooker with all other ingredients
– Cook on ‘high’ for one hour, then ‘low’ for about ten more hours
– Remove the lid and stir, cook one more hour
– Spoon into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth (be VERY careful, it will be HOT)
– Can and save or EAT!
*yields about twelve 6oz jars.

  • Apple Butter Ideas:

We love this on biscuits, but it’s also fantastic on pancakes, waffles, sandwiches and ice cream!

Love apple recipes?

Be sure to try my Apple Unpie!


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  1. 1

    Do you think this would work with Splenda substituting for the sugar, or at least part of it? (we have to mind the sugar at our house.)