All-Day Apple Butter


This apple butter cooks real slow but is well worth the wait. Depending on the sweetness of the apples used, the amount of sugar may be adjusted to taste.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
11 hrs
Total Time:
11 hrs 30 mins
4 pints


  • 5 ½ pounds apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped

  • 4 cups white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Place apples in a slow cooker. Mix sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl; pour over apples and mix well.

  2. Cover and cook on High for 1 hour.

  3. Reduce heat to Low and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened and dark brown, 9 to 11 hours.

  4. Uncover and continue cooking on Low for 1 hour. Stir with a whisk to increase smoothness if desired.

  5. Spoon mixture into sterile containers, cover, and refrigerate or freeze.

    close up on a jar of apple butter
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

34 Calories
9g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 128
Calories 34
% Daily Value *
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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