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Apple Butter for the Slow Cooker

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars
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"Slow cooker apple butter. Friends have told me it is THE BEST ever! We name ours 'Panther Butter' for our local high school football team!"
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Ingredients

4 h 20 m servings 23
Original recipe yields 112 servings (7 pints)

Directions

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  1. Combine apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and cloves in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on High until the apples are tender enough to easily mash with a fork, 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Puree apple mixture with an immersion blender until smooth.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 10 minutes.
  6. 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.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 23 calories; 0 5.9 0 0 6 Full nutrition

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My fiance & I have made this delightful recipe. Instead of all of the spices we used only 2.5 tsp. cinnamon. As for the sugars - we used 1 cup of each (brown and white). My fiance loves this app...

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Here are my changes: apples, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons cinnamon. My house smelled amazing!!!

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My fiance & I have made this delightful recipe. Instead of all of the spices we used only 2.5 tsp. cinnamon. As for the sugars - we used 1 cup of each (brown and white). My fiance loves this app...

I used Fuji apples that were short on shelf life. They were a little smaller so I think ended up with approx. 18 apples. Since Fuji's are sweet, I only added 1 1/4 C. brown sugar. Cooked on HIG...

It is really good. My son says it has converted him into an apple butter lover! It is extremely easy to make. I used 13 golden delicious apples and it made two quarts. I need to go get more app...

So good and so easy! We cut down a bit on the sugar as our golden apples were pretty sweet, but no other changes. Thanks!

This was PERFECT! So easy, so yummy - used 11 Gala apples and dark brown sugar, everyone in the house is amazed at how delicious it is!

I did not have the blender that was needed but I placed it in my smoothie maker and put it on blend and it did the trick! I received compliments that said it was better than store bought and it ...

Very easy and delicious! I doubled this recipe and it cooked down to fill about half of my 6 qt slow cooker. I used some fairly tart, but juicy, Paula red apples. I cut down on the sugar, only ...

Here are my changes: apples, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons cinnamon. My house smelled amazing!!!

It smells very good. Will have to wait until it cools to taste it. The size of the apple used wasn't mentioned. I followed the recipe exactly and only got 4 pints out of it. Disappointing when t...