Saturday, October 15, 2016

It's Autumn! Time for Making Apple Butter {Slow Cooker Recipe}

We have sweet friends with an orchard!  They recently brought us two tote bags running over with apples!  Yummy!  We were so excited and grateful for the gift, it never occurred to us to ask what kind of apples they were.

Red.  Sweet.  Mostly crisp, but some were a bit over ripe.  That's really all I know.  I am sure there is some wonderful science behind which apples are best for certain recipes, but we used the lovely gift we were given!

We've had this recipe for quite a while.  I'm not sure where it originated.  It's in our big folder for favorite recipes in my Handsome Husband's handwriting.  There are only four ingredients!
Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe
12 - 16 Big Apples
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Wash, core, and rough chop apples.  There's no need to peel the apples with this recipe.  Place all ingredients in slow cooker and toss to mix.  Cover and cook on high for 4 - 5 hours stirring occasionally until soft and cooked thru.  Pure' in food processor then place back in slow cooker.  Cook until the apple butter is as thick as your family likes.

Enjoy your apple butter just like you would use jams or jellies!
 Happy Autumn!

;-)  -Marci


  1. I love apple butter and haven't had any in a long time! I never knew it was this easy to make. I bet it smells wonderful cooking too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I have never tried it.Thanks for the easy recipe.

  3. I used to make applesauce like this---so basically apple butter is applesauce that has been pureed? I never knew that!!

  4. Yum! Looks super delicious! I always enjoy making apple butter in the fall.

  5. I love apple butter but have never made it in the Crock pot what a good idea!

  6. I love apple butter - I've only made it once. Will have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned, yummed and tweeted!

  7. I can't believe this is so easy to make. Thanks Marci, I'll definitely be trying this.

  8. I've never tried to make apple butter, but I love it. I've always thought it was probably difficult to make. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle, Marci. Pinning.

  9. We just made apple butter for the first time last year and loved it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Happy Fall party. Pinned.


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