A Sweet Apple Butter

Susan
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a slow cooker with diced apples, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Cover, and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 12 hours, or until thick and dark golden in color.

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  • Pack into small, freezer-safe containers leaving 3/4 inch space at the top. Store in the freezer.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

115.5 calories; 0.1 g protein; 30 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 18.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2006
This is yummy but I will say I use it more like a "suggestion" than a recipe. I fill my large crockpot with about 15-20 medium apples peeled cored and chopped. Then I add 3 cups sugar 3 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves and a dash of salt. Cook it for 10-12 hours blend and pour into jars. I don't can/preserve it just refrigerate--it goes so fast it's not around for long! I think the original recipe would have been way to sweet--and would have made too little! Fill that crockpot make it worth your time--makes the house smell great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2003
Too too sweet for my family! I got my own recipe for this one and the family very happy with mine. Its a good recipe for the people who love sweet things. I put mine in the freezer.Up to nine months. The recipe did not say how to store the Apple Butter this is importain to the people who make it for the frist time. Or forgot how to make the Apple Butter. Need more information for keeping the product and how. Read More
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150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2006
This is yummy but I will say I use it more like a "suggestion" than a recipe. I fill my large crockpot with about 15-20 medium apples peeled cored and chopped. Then I add 3 cups sugar 3 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves and a dash of salt. Cook it for 10-12 hours blend and pour into jars. I don't can/preserve it just refrigerate--it goes so fast it's not around for long! I think the original recipe would have been way to sweet--and would have made too little! Fill that crockpot make it worth your time--makes the house smell great! Read More
(425)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2006
This is yummy but I will say I use it more like a "suggestion" than a recipe. I fill my large crockpot with about 15-20 medium apples peeled cored and chopped. Then I add 3 cups sugar 3 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves and a dash of salt. Cook it for 10-12 hours blend and pour into jars. I don't can/preserve it just refrigerate--it goes so fast it's not around for long! I think the original recipe would have been way to sweet--and would have made too little! Fill that crockpot make it worth your time--makes the house smell great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2003
This was a great recipe in thought. I'm really glad I read the reviews first. I cut the sugar in half. I also cut the cinnamon in half with the second batch and found it better 4tsp is just TOO over powering. The concept of the slowcooker was perfect the amount of cooking time was perfect. My family can't get enough of MY version. I hope others will try this recipe and do it to their tastes. It's better than jam thanks for inspiring me with this recipe. Cheers!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2004
This sure was easy. And no burns from superheated liquid splatters like when I made apple butter on the stove. I used 12 medium apples and 3 cups of sugar. Nearly filled my 3 quart crock pot in the beginning. I also added 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon allspice. I removed the lid for the last couple hours to help thicken. Processed in a BWB for 10 minutes in half-pint jars. Tasted plenty sweet to me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2006
Fantastic!! I added 1/2 tsp allspice and substituted 2 cups brown sugar for 2 of the white and at the 6 hour mark I added 1/4 cup of aged balsamic vinegar!!!! then used the stick blender as suggested in another review. It was easy and fool proof as it was but for that extra "gourmet" feel go with the vinegar!!. Just a side note i served it warm over grilled pork chops even the kids went nuts over it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2005
This recipe has quickly become a family and gift giving favorite. I use a half red cooking apples and half granny smiths. Then a stick blender toward the end of the process kick up the heat to high again just to get rid of any extra moisture. So delicious. Mini mason jars do the trick for gifts. Not sure how long it lasts (safely). But I actually like it after it has been opened for a couple weeks (less sweet). Will probably just use less sugar next batch though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2005
This recipe is so easy and so yummy! I made it in a few hours as my crockpot seems to work a lot faster than the norm. I boiled for 1 hour on high stirred and let it cook on low for several hours while I made supper and went about my day. I did throw it into the blender and was worried about the consistancy but after canning and leaving overnight it was perfect. This has to be the best apple butter I have ever tasted. Used tart green apples and it came out perfect not to sweet or over-powering - apple butter IS meant to go on toast. People that complained about the sweetness must be eating it right from the jar. Would have liked a more in depth explanation on how to store unused jars - refridgerate? cold room? Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2003
Too too sweet for my family! I got my own recipe for this one and the family very happy with mine. Its a good recipe for the people who love sweet things. I put mine in the freezer.Up to nine months. The recipe did not say how to store the Apple Butter this is importain to the people who make it for the frist time. Or forgot how to make the Apple Butter. Need more information for keeping the product and how. Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2006
Way too much cinnamon. Also I didn't use any sugar just a 1/2 cup of huney. I also used a few more apples. Very good with just a little less cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2007
I COULDN'T BELIEVE THE SWEET HOMEY SMELL I HAD IN MY HOUSE. BUT WHEN I TASTED IT WOW. DELICIOUS! WILL MAKE OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!! Read More
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