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Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"Yummy, easy apple butter makes a great gift!"
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14 h 10 m servings 37
Original recipe yields 64 servings (4 1/2-pint jars)


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  1. Place apple slices in a slow cooker. Stir sugar and apple pie spice with the apples.
  2. Cook on High for 4 hours; stir. Remove cover and continue cooking until the apples are very tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  3. Scrape apple butter into a bowl; refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
  4. Blend apple butter with an immersion blender until smooth. Alternately, you can run the butter through a food mill or blend in a blender.


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 37 calories; 0 9.6 0.1 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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Way, way way TOO SWEET! Unless you are using all Granny Smith apples this tasted like sugar--with a bit of apple flavoring. Scale back the sugar to 1/2 cup, or even less. I used a mixture of ...

I used Splenda Brown Sugar in place of the white sugar. I was so happy with this recipe. I am not a lover of Apple Butter but was making it for someone else. I was pleasantly surprised when I...

I combined the advice in the reviews with the original recipe, and it came out pretty good. I used both white sugar and Splenda brown sugar with Granny Smith apples.

Yes, I add some ginger for a little kick.