This Crockpot Apple Butter is SO simple to make and produces the creamiest and sweetest apple butter that you’ll ever have!
- 5 pounds of apples** see note for varieties
- 1 ½ cups of brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- Add the diced apples into a 6-quart or larger Crockpot. Mix in the remaining ingredients minus teh vanilla: brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix so that the apples are evenly coated.
- Cover and set the slow cooker to HIGH for 1 hour. Reduce the heat to LOW and cook for 10 hours. It’s not absolutely necessary, but I like to give it a good stir every 1-2 hours.
- After the 10 hours, remove the lid and stir in the vanilla. Let it cook, uncovered, for 1 additional hour to cook off some of the moisture. Remove from the heat.
- You can serve the apple butter as is OR blend it so that it’s creamy. The best way to do this is using an immersion blender but a regular blender will also work (just be very careful when transferring and blending the hot apple butter!).
- Serve and ENJOY!
**I used freshly picked Oregon apples with lots of crimson reds, Ida Red apples with a few Cortland thrown in as well. You can use a variety of different apples and you can use several different kinds of apples in one apple butter recipe. Other varieties that work well: braeburn, Cortland, Fuji, grimes golden, jonamac, liberty, and McIntosh
*this freezes well so I suggest putting a jar or 2 in the freezer for later! it also makes a great gift :)
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 hours
- Category: jam
- Method: slow cooker
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: slow cooker apple butter, crockpot apple butter, crockpot apple recipe