Have you ever tried a Crockpot apple butter recipe? After trying my hand at Crockpot Applesauce, I wanted to give this simple apple butter recipe a try as well. I will just tell you right now, this is wonderful! This apple treat filled our home with a delicious scent, and tastes so good, taking me right back to my childhood. This apple butter recipe is so easy, and will be a keeper in our household!
Ingredients For Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe
- Apples, peeled, cored, and cut into large sections. (enough to fill your Crockpot to the top)
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 2 tsp lemon juice
How To Cook This Simple Apple Butter Recipe
- Fill large Crockpot with prepared apples.
- In separate bowl combine and stir, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. (reserve the rest of the sugar for later)
- Pour sugar and spice mixture over apples.
- Turn Crockpot onto low and cook apples for 10 hours. After first 1-2 hours gently stir in the sugar mixture to coat the apples.
- Leave it and forget it now. At this point I let mine cook overnight
- After 10 hours take lid off and stir. Your mixture will be very dark and cooked down by about half the capacity of your Crockpot.
- Stir in lemon juice, and vanilla.
- At this point taste your apple butter for sweetness. I had tart firm apples and they needed more sugar, so I then added the additional 1/2 cup of granulated and 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar. You can adjust accordingly to your taste and the apples you are using.
- Let apple butter continue to cook for 1-2 hours with lid off to absorb more liquid and make apple butter thicken more.
- At the end of the cooking time, smooth apple butter with an emulsion blender.
- Spoon into clean pint jars, and cover tightly with jar lid and ring. Be sure to leave room at the top of the jar if freezing.
This recipe makes 10 pints of apple butter. I spoon the apple butter into pint jars and place in the freezer, then I just pull out one at a time and we eat it on toast, pancakes, and biscuits everyday.
This apple butter recipe could also be canned after cooking. That would be a great way to make this recipe for gifts that don’t need to be refrigerated.
This simple apple butter recipe is the taste of the autumn season in a jar! Enjoy making this delicious fall treat for your family.
Like this recipe? You may also like to make Simple Crock Pot Applesauce.