Crock Pot Apple Butter Recipe
I still can’t believe we are approaching fall. Pumpkin and apples are in season – My 2 favorite ingredients. So prepare yourself for tons of fall recipes that I will be making in the next few weeks. Â This Crock Pot Apple Butter Recipe is super easy to make since the Crock Pot does all the work and your house will smell amazing.
I am sure many of you haven’t used your crock pot in a while, so this is a nice excuse to give them a whirl. All you need is just a few ingredients that are easily found. The entire recipe will be posted at the bottom.
- Granny Smith Apples
- Cloves (optional)
You can also add a touch of nutmeg if you would like. This is the kind of recipe where you can play around with your favorite spices. I chose the Granny Smith apples because of their tartness and texture but if you have another preference you can customize the recipe the way you would like to.
I LOVE giving these Apple Butters as DIY Holiday Presents. They are delicious when you spread them on biscuits, breads, or even as fillings for pies or tarts. I usually make large batches and fill up tons of jars. My friends love receiving them and look forward every year to getting their fresh Crock Pot Apple Butter. If they only knew that the crock pot did all the job. You can even freeze them and they will keep for a few months, that way you will get Apple Butter all year long!
Place apples in a 3-qt. or bigger slow cooker. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt; pour over apples andÂ mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. After the hour reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown, stirringÂ occasionally (stir more frequently as it thickens to prevent sticking). You won’t believe how your house will smell during this time – resist temptation and wait until it’s completely ready.Â Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. If desired, stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Spoon intoÂ freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Cover and refrigerate or freeze.
- 5 1â2 pounds granny smith apples, finely chopped
- 3 1â2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1â4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1â4 teaspoon salt
- Place apples in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt; pour over apples and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
- Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown, stirring
- occasionally (stir more frequently as it thickens to prevent sticking).
- Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. If desired, stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Cover and refrigerate or freeze.