Delicious home style chunky apple butter, easily made in a crock pot, is perfect for a cinnamon apple slow cooker taste to smother right on toast, muffins or even pork! As a bonus, your house will smell delicious as well. Sweet slow cooker apple butter is so easy to make! I think it goes without saying that apple butter is so delish and takes very few ingredients to perfect. Looking for a great recipe to use all those left over apples? A big batch of amazing apple butter is inexpensive to make with out of this world taste on bagels and toast. Sweet apples softened and smothered in cinnamon - plus add or take away as much sugar as you want for personal a personal apple butter recipe taste. Making apple butter could not be easier!
Course: Slow Cooker
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Add peeled and cut apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a slow cooker and mix well.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and heat on high for 2 hours.
Reduce heat to low for 8-10 hours or until apples are cooked through.
Apples should be dark brown, and mushy/soft.
Stir in butter until melted.
Use a potato masher, back of the spoon or whisk to break up apples.
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Apple Butter Recipe Tips
This recipe is also easy to double if you have a large slow cooker.
Apple butter like this is great for toast, bagels, English muffins, as well as pork main dish dinners. I also use extra as an ingredient in my apple bread recipe.
Serving size is super complicated to figure out with condiments since most "experts" only use 1 tablespoon as a serving size - thats typically unrealistic so please rely on your own apps to customize what you eat and the nutritional value
Do you have to use sugar to make apple butter?
Absolutely not! But all in all the spices go well with some sweetness so its coming to to add sugar. If you prefer, add less sugar in apple butter to taste. Brown sugar can also be used.
Best apples for apple butter
Try golden delicious, red delicious, McIntosh or Gala apples. Additionally, we like Fuji and Pink Ladies.
How do you thicken apple butter in a crock pot?
Apple butter should thicken as it cools. It is fine to remove the lid and turn the slow cooker heat on and let some liquid heat off as well. This is clearly chunk or home style apple butter. Now, if you want it smooth, you can use an immersion blender to blend it. You might need to add a little water (start with 1/2 cup) and blend until the consistency is that of what you desire.
How to get smoother apple butter?
We enjoy bits of apples in our apple butter but if you want a smooth creamy apple butter taste, use a food processor or immersion blender once its cooled. Blend till thinner.