Sweet, cinnamon-y and smooth, the very best Slow Cooker Apple Butter recipe is the easiest thing you’ll ever make. Spread it on sandwiches, crackers with cheese, or top a wheel of creamy brie for a wonderfully simple appetizer.
I finally went apple picking for the first time in my life. Yep, I never got all dressed up in fall gear to go trekking through an orchard with my family to pick an apple from a tree. I thought it would be a fun thing to do on a cool, sunny Saturday with Landon so we finally went to Frecon Farms which is about an hour outside Philadelphia.
I don’t know what I expected….I thought it would take much longer….strolling through the orchard to search for apple perfection but it really only took about 5 minutes to fill the bucket. And that bucket gets quite heavy quickly….then you need to carry the very heavy bucket back to the little tent to pay for the apples that may not be exactly perfect because your kids are just picking with reckless abandon. So, the afternoon was left wide open for napping because apple picking….it’s exhausting. 🙂
Or you can come home and peel some of those apples to make the very best Slow Cooker Apple Butter recipe…..and then take a nap. Because really, like every other slow cooker recipe and this Pear Butter….it doesn’t take much effort to make this at all.
Just throw your apples, spices and a bit of brown sugar into your slow cooker or crock pot…replace the lid and cook for a few hours. Once the apples have broken down, throw everything into a blender and puree. Slow Cooker Apple Butter couldn’t be simpler to make and it’s fantastic in so many ways like these Pulled Pork Sliders! Great for game day!
Or bake up a batch of these Apple Butter Cheesecake Streusel Bars and snack away. It’s one of the best bar recipes around! I also like to use it as a topping for a wheel of brie for a simple appetizer or add a dollop to these little bites of heaven.
The Very Best Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe
- 5 pounds apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Place all ingredients in the bottom of a slow cooker or crock pot and stir to combine. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
- Transfer the apple mixture to a blender and puree until smooth.
- Transfer the apple butter to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Can be made up to 3 weeks in advance and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 225kcal Calories from fat 7|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 1g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 10g||40%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|