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A Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe from dineanddish.net
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Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

Make a batch of this slow cooker apple butter to share, but keep some for yourself as well. It's so good!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 pints
Author Dine & Dish


  • 5 ½ lbs Golden Delicious Fuji or Red Rome Apples
  • 3 ½ - 4 cups sugar
  • 2 -3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Peel and finely dice the apples. Place in a 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 and cook for 9 – 11 hours until thickened and dark brown.
  • Use a hand held blender until smooth or pour into blender and blend until smooth.
  • Can be placed in containers and frozen or put in jars.


I take canning jars, place them in boiling water, take them out, place a funnel over the jar, ladle the hot apple butter into funnels until to fill the jars (leaving ¼- ½ inch gap ), place canning lids on the jars (making sure the rim of the jar is clean and no apple butter has gotten on it which will prevent it from sealing) and then tighten the bands over it. About an hour later, I hear a pop and know the jars are sealed.