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Amazing Apple Butter

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"I decided I wanted to attempt to make apple butter for the first time, so I searched everywhere for a recipe. There were so many to choose from, that I was confused on which one to pick, so I decided to take bits and pieces from a few of the best ones and come up with my own version. The result is 'Amazing Apple Butter.'"
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10 h 40 m servings 75
Original recipe yields 48 servings (6 cups)


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  1. Combine apples and apple juice in a stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook at a simmer until apples are soft and mushy, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Spoon apples into a food mill and process into puree while discarding the cores and peels remaining in the mill. Transfer process apples to a slow cooker.
  3. Cook on High with the lid off until the moisture evaporates and the volume reduces by about half, overnight to 24 hours.
  4. Stir sugar, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice through the apple puree.
  5. Continue cooking on High until mixture mounds on a chilled plate without any water separating from the edges, another 2 to 6 hours.
  6. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the 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.
  7. 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 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. 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.


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 75 calories; 0.2 19.7 0.3 0 2 Full nutrition

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Just like it says Amazing Apple Butter! and so easy!...I had never attempted apple butter before but so amazed how it turned out....I used Jonagold apples recommended by produce person....recipe...

I would suggest follow the recipe exact but use different apples. I used granny smith, fuji, johnna gold,and sometimes I throw in a pear. The flavor is soo good.try it once I am sure you will l...

The flavor is excellent, but my apple butter kept burning in my crockpot. I am not looking forward to cleaning it. I don't know if my crockpot heat on high is hotter than some, but I made sure t...

I am making it again now! This time I have added some pears as I needed to use them before they spoiled. Smells and tastes great!

I got 6 half pints out of this recipe, soooo easy making apple butter in the crock pot because I don't have to worry about scorching it. I have had to throw away whole batches due to scorching....