Follow Me on Pinterest

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Yes, it is AMAZING! This was my first attempt at making Apple Butter and I just felt so domesticated once I had finished it, not to mention my house smelled absolutely fantastic for the entire day!  The recipe I used was adapted from Crystal, at Money Saving Mom and not only did she share an amazing recipe, but also free printable labels for your containers.  So, don't forget to jump over there when your done and print those off!

The most time consuming part of this process was peeling and coring the apples.  Luckily my husband jumped in to core and cut the apples as I was peeling them, so this greatly sped up the process.  So, if you have an extra set of hands around, grab them and have them join in on the fun!  Plus, my philosophy is, if the recipe flops, and you had a helper, you can always put the blame on them!! Just kidding!  ;)

So here we go!

The ingredients:
  • 6 pounds of large Red Delicious Apples, however any type will work.
  • 3 Tablespoons vanilla extract.  
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon 
Making it:
Peel, core, and slice apples in fourths. Put them in the crockpot with the vanilla and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir every few hours. Once apples are very, very tender, mash with a potato masher and stir in sugar and spices. Cook on low for another 5-6 hours, stirring occasionally.
Cool and pour into jars or an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator.



  1. Yum! This looks great and I bet those cute jars make nice holiday gifts. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yes another idea for my Xmas hampers;)) Thanks;)

  3. I found this on Pinterest. I made it yesterday, put it in jars this morning. I loosely followed the recipe and it still came out better than my Grandma's. Thank you!