Rating: 4.67 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Spread made with blueberries and cooking apples, such as Gala or Granny Smith.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
11 hrs 15 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
11 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
50
Yield:
50 servings
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Ingredients

50
Original recipe yields 50 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place apples in a slow cooker. Cook on High, stirring occasionally, until apples are softened and broken down, about 3 hours. Add blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves; stir to combine. Lower temperature to Low. Simmer until apple butter is thickened, stirring often, 8 hours.

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  • Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack apple butter into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 15 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

63 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 16.2g; fat 0.2g; sodium 0.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
Hi. This is my recipe and I want to share a few tips I have learned making this recipe. When I made this in the spring and the blueberries were very sweet, 2 cups of sugar was just right for my family. When I made a batch later in the summer when the blueberries were a little tart, I found mixing tart cooking apples (Gala, Granny Smith) and some sweet apples (Honeycrisp and Fuji) to help make it naturally sweet. My advice is start with 2 cups sugar and add small amounts (1/4 cup) at a time to reach the sweetness you and your family will enjoy. I would also like to thank the Allrecipes.com kitchen staff for adding the directions on canning to my recipe. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2018
The spice and flavor note is amazing BUT... First I had to use frozen blueberries I live in the south on average I can buy 8oz of blueberries for about 4 so for cost effectiveness it had to be frozen it was literally the difference between paying 8 and 32 just for the blueberries. At the end of 8 hours the butter was still very very wet. I cooked it on high uncovered another 4 hours to reduce it low for another 2 hours and it finally got to butter consistency. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
Hi. This is my recipe and I want to share a few tips I have learned making this recipe. When I made this in the spring and the blueberries were very sweet, 2 cups of sugar was just right for my family. When I made a batch later in the summer when the blueberries were a little tart, I found mixing tart cooking apples (Gala, Granny Smith) and some sweet apples (Honeycrisp and Fuji) to help make it naturally sweet. My advice is start with 2 cups sugar and add small amounts (1/4 cup) at a time to reach the sweetness you and your family will enjoy. I would also like to thank the Allrecipes.com kitchen staff for adding the directions on canning to my recipe. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2014
It's a good recipe. The only problem I had was when I put the apples in the slow cooker like the recipe asked for. The apples weren't breaking down. I put the sugar in with the apples. Then the apples broke down like they were suppose to. Came out great. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2013
I really enjoyed this. So easy to make and really tasty. I think next time I'll cut down on the allspice and clove a little bit just to suit my tastes. But this one's definitely a keeper. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2015
This is a great recipe! It took longer than 11 hr. and 15 min. in my slow cooker to cook it down thick enough. I also processed it in half pint jars and gave it out to family and friends who have raved about it. I will make this again - in the pint jars. I think the spices are the secret to the unique taste. I added a little more allspice and clove for the flavor. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2017
Thank you to the person who posted this recipe! It is delicious and super easy! I'm so glad I found a way to use a lot of blueberries at once. I will be making this every year! Try it on ham. Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2017
I made this according to the directions without modifying except the cloves I didn't have any and it was a huge hit anyway. I also used frozen instead of fresh blueberries becasue we picked so much and wasn't making this until a few day later so I had to freeze them. Gave them out as Christmas gifts. I gave the last jar to my friend (I have apple butter as well) since she wanted to try it......My husband begged me to make more since he was apparently saving that last jar for a rainy day! LOL Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2018
The spice and flavor note is amazing BUT... First I had to use frozen blueberries I live in the south on average I can buy 8oz of blueberries for about 4 so for cost effectiveness it had to be frozen it was literally the difference between paying 8 and 32 just for the blueberries. At the end of 8 hours the butter was still very very wet. I cooked it on high uncovered another 4 hours to reduce it low for another 2 hours and it finally got to butter consistency. Read More