There’s just something about apple butter.
That sweet, slightly spicy flavor tastes great on a fresh piece of bread, and nothing screams fall quite like the smell of apples cooking down into this sweet treat.
I’ve been wanting to make some for weeks, so when my daughter’s book club read a book in which the main character makes apple butter, I knew it was time.
The girls in this club are fantastic, and they tackled this project with smiles and giggles. They made great apple butter, too!
The following plan is more of a method than a recipe – partly because I didn’t count my apples when making this, and partly because it’s just that easy. Don’t be afraid to change things up a bit if you need to – this is impossible to get wrong!
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 505g
Dietary Fiber 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 10-12 c. of good quality, fresh applesauce
- 1 c. sugar
- approx. 1 T. ground cinnamon
- Pour your applesauce* into your slow cooker.
- Stir in the sugar and cinnamon.
- Stir to combine.
- Fit the lid on tightly and heat on low until bubbling.
- Remove the lid, stir, and put the lid back on, tilting it just slightly so that steam can escape.
- Cook overnight on low until your applesauce is dark brown in color and has reduced by about half.
- * If you prefer to make your sauce yourself, then simply wash and chop your apples, put them in a large pot with a splash of water, and cook until soft. Run them through a food mill to remove the skins and squish the apples into an even consistency, and then you're ready to make apple butter.
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