Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

One of my favorite fall recipes is slow cooker apple butter. Apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a tiny bit of vanilla extract are the simple ingredients in this dish.

Easy crockpot apple butter

My best season is autumn! The majority of the fun cooking is done at this time of year. It is always joyful and full of memories, whether it has to do with apples, pumpkin, or cranberries.
We always make fresh slow cooker apple butter every autumn because it is such an easy and delicious recipe. Additionally, it keeps well, so I attempt to prepare a bigger batch for upcoming weeks and months. Sincerely, there is no benefit to purchasing it from a shop. It costs a lot of money, and the homemade variety always tastes better.

I promise that once you make it, you won’t ever purchase it from a store again. Additionally, you have power over the ingredients and can change the dish to change the flavor. Additionally, you could prepare a bigger quantity and give it as a present over the holiday season.

What is apple butter?

Contrary to what the name might imply, this recipe does not include butter. It is essentially slow-cooked applesauce that is smooth and concentrated.
The apple butter has a very rich taste, a darker color, and a smoother texture as a result of the longer cooking time.

Try this will our Lemon Pound Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours.
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4 small mason jars
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 8 apples (stems removed, peeled, seeds removed and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional but recommended)
  • dash of salt


  • Spray insides of slow cooker with cooking spray for easy cleanup and set aside.
  • Peel, core, and chop the apples.
  • Place ½ of the apples and 1/2 cup of cider into a high power blender and secure lid.
  • Blend for 10-15 seconds, if necessary, use the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades. Increase speed and blend for 1 to 2 minutes until the mixture is smooth. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.
  • Repeat with the remaining apples and cider. Add apple mixture to the crockpot.
  • Stir in sugar and spices.
  • Cover and cook for 4 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low, until the mixture is dark brown. Taste and adjust for sugar. Freeze or add the apple butter to mason jars and store in the fridge for 2 weeks.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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