Apple Butter, a slow cooker recipe

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I love apple butter, it has many uses, besides being spread on hot toast.

Stir a couple of spoonful into pan drippings for a different way to de-glazed and make a quick and delicious pan sauce.

Mix it with cream cheese for a tasty dip.

Use it as a filling between cake layers.

Use it in place of some of the shortening/fat in a recipe.

There is more, and I am sure you get the idea.

But until I have a tree to work with............

I use to live in Yakima and I am familiar with Snokist. This company processes many of the Yakima grown apples. When I noticed these large cans at Costco, I knew my apple butter was only a crockpot away.

Start this in the evening and right after breakfast, you are ready to process your delicious apple butter.

Crock Pot Apple Butter
adapted from Sage Trifle

1 # 10 can of water pack applesauce
2 c sugar
2 T cinnamon
1/8 t cloves
1/4 t allspice

Mix all ingredients in a large crockpot. Cover with a towel or screen, cook on low all night.

Place a small plate in the freezer, to use the next morning.

In the morning, this will have reduced down about 1/3 in volume. Place a small spoonful on the plate and let cool. If thick enough, turn off the crockpot and prepare jars and a boiling water bath. If not let cook another hour or two, then prepare jars and the water bath canner.

Jar up the butter, lid, and cap, per manufacturer's instructions. Process 12 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Apple Butter, easy and homemade applesauce, a slow cooker recipe.
Apple Butter

Yield about 5 pints.


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  1. Melynda - what beautiful apple butter! I love all the ways it can be used. What a lovely skill to pass onto your granddaughter!

  2. Great ideas on how to use apple butter, I hadn't thought of many of them! I usually don't add any sugar to my apple butter, it's always sweet enough with the concentrated fruit sugars. Is there any reason you add the extra sugar in? Have you tried it without?

  3. How sweet an apple tree was planted for her! What a wonderful legacy that will be. And your apple butter looks wonderful too - it makes me wish I had a crock pot. I make mine on the stove and stir and stir but I think it tastes better that way. In the same way pork and beans taste good when you are camping. It's all in the eye of the beholder, right! Thanks for linking in with Simple Lives Thursday!

  4. We love Apple Butter and this sounds so easy to make! I'm going to have to give this one a shot! I bet it is so much fresher tasting!

  5. Just made some apple butter myself! I think next time I will do it in the crock pot too (I did mine on the stove - very messy!)

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    Dr. Laura

  6. It looks like your apple butter turned out very well. My husband likes peanut butter and apple butter sandwiches, on toasted bread.

  7. I have always wanted to make apple butter...this looks wonderful!

  8. I never knew that apple butter could be made using applesauce. What a great idea when apples aren't on sale but you still are craving some apple butter. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is much easier than I thought it would be and I never knew you could use applesauce either!

  10. This apple butter would make an excellent gift. I love your quotes too.

    Plan B

  11. I was just stopping by to say hello when I discovered your Apple Butter.
    I really enjoyed your post thank you so much for sharing it with me.

  12. Oh, I didn't know that SnoKist was local Washington apples, that's great news! We found apples for fifty cents a pound recently from a farmer, but I think I'll start with the SnoKist applesauce next time I make apple butter! One of these days I'll have to try it with spices, I generally just cook the apples down and don't add anything else!

  13. Christy, thanks!

    Joy, I seem to need a bit of sugar as I age!

    Sustainable Eats, thank you and your welcome. I enjoy Simple Lives Thursday.

    Kirby, yes give it a try. It is so good.

    Dr Laura, I also like that this is mostly a hands free task.

    Sage Trifle, me too. Thanks for your original post, that started it!

    Katie, this is a good one to start with.

    Lisa, yep, only most folks start by cooking fresh apples to make their own applesauce.

    Brenda, give it a try, it makes lovely tuck in gifts at the holidays.

    Chef Bee and Miz Helen, thanks so much for visiting.

    Myrnie, that little touch of spice makes it taste like apple pie!

  14. I don't have an apple tree, but I wish I did. I had one when I was a child until we moved at age 4 and I always missed it. Apple butter is SO yummy! Thanks for the recipe!


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