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

112
Original recipe yields 112 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and cloves in a slow cooker.

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  • Cook on High until the apples are tender enough to easily mash with a fork, 4 to 6 hours.

  • Puree apple mixture with an immersion blender until smooth.

  • 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 10 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.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

22.8 calories; 0 g protein; 5.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 6.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2014
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 applebutter. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2015
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!!! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2014
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 applebutter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2014
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 applebutter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2019
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 HIGH for 5-6 hours and let cool slightly. Threw them in the food processor and VIOLA! I got 6.5 pints and it's wonderful! Thick and sweet. It looks as good as it tastes. This will be "THE" apple butter recipe from now on. UPDATE Made it again this week (10/31/2019) with a mix of small Fuji apples and a few Honeycrisp. Again they were just a hair past ripe and since they are both sweet apples I cut down on the brown sugar to 1.5 cups. They also made an incredible amount of their own juice. When tender in the crockpot I put on the stove and used an immersion blender and then cooked a little of the juice off. I will do this every time as it really bloomed all of the flavors. Hands down still my favorite apple butter recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2016
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 because my apples didn't require it. I started with 3 cups of dark brown sugar and added another 1/4 cup about 3 hours before it was done. ( Recall I doubled my batch-for one batch I would start with 1.5 cups of sugar and add according to taste) I canned about 5-8 oz and 2 half quart jars. I can give some of the smaller ones for gifts. Thanks for my new go-to Apple Butter recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2014
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 apples from the orchard!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2018
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2018
This apple butter beats other recipes, hands down! I left the peels on my apples, just cored them, and then used an immersion blender when the apples were cooked and soft. The peels help the apple butter thicken, as well. Less work, and you can't even tell the difference - it's smooth and full of spices! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2018
I increased the cinnamon, all spice and cloves. It was delicious. I have made four batches this year. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2019
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 was awesome and delicious. It was easier than I thought and was my first time! Making again as soon as possible! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2015
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!!! Read More
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