Prep Time: 25 mins | Cook Time: 5 hrs | Total Time: 5 hrs 25 mins | Servings: 15
This homemade thick and cinnamon-spiced apple butter makes a great gift. Made with a few simple ingredients, you can throw this together, refrigerate or freeze for later use.
5 pounds apples (any variety works fine or use gala)
1 c brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 dashes salt
How to make Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Step 1: Wash, peel, core, and slice the apples and add the pieces in a slow cooker.
Step 2: Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt with the apples and stir well.
Step 3: Cook for 5 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low, covered.
Step 4: Once the apples are cooked, transfer them with the liquid in a blender. Cover and place a towel on top of the blender to prevent burns in case of the lid darts off. Pulse for a minute or until smooth. Or if an immersion blender is available to use that right in the slow cooker.
Use apple butter for toast, croissants, biscuits, on ice-cream, or milkshakes.
To thicken the apple butter, leave it in the slow cooker after blending and turn the slow cooker on high, keeping the lid off. Cook for about 45 to 60 minutes while frequently stirring.
To store the apple butter, place it in small plastic or glass container and refrigerate for up to a week.
To freeze for up to a year, store in containers or jars leaving about an inch of room at the top.
Before using the apple butter, thaw in the fridge a day ahead.
Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg