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Lower Sugar Spicy All-Day Apple Butter

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is my version of all day apple butter using more apples, less sugar, and a wider range of spices. It earned me a permanent supply of free apples from my local farmer friend, and I promise it will make you some new friends too!"
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10 h 20 m servings 102
Original recipe yields 32 servings (32 ounces)


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  1. Place apples in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Cover and cook on High for 2 hours.
  2. Stir butter-flavored syrup, honey, maple syrup, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and molasses into the apple mixture; mash apples with a potato masher or fork.
  3. Reduce heat to Low, cover, and continue cooking apple mixture until thickened and dark brown, 9 to 11 hours, whisking frequently. Remove cover and cook for 1 to 2 more hours.


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 102 calories; 0.3 26.8 0.4 0 25 Full nutrition

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I did not have sugar free butter flavored syrup BUT what I did have was homemade butter flavored pancake syrup that I used in it's place (I assumed that's what the submitter meant.....for me, it...

This apple butter is the best!

I made this just as recipe called for, only difference is that I couldn't get 10 lbs of apples into my crock pot. So I measured 14 cups of chopped apples and found that was 7.5 lbs and adjusted...

This is my favorite apple butter recipe yet!

I've made this the last two years and my kids love it!! We make it when making applesauce and I've found the 10 lbs apples equates to about 12 cups applesauce. I omitted the sugar-free butter ...