My 9-year-old son said 'Mom, you have to share this with America!' It's a huge hit at our house and easy to make.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
9 hrs
total:
9 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
44
Yield:
11 4-ounce jars
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Ingredients

44
Original recipe yields 44 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend apples in batches in a blender until no large chunks remain.

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  • Combine blended apples, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger in a slow cooker.

  • Cook uncovered on High for 1 hour. Place cover on slow cooker and continue cooking, stirring about twice per hour, until smooth, 6 to 8 hours. Remove the cover and continue cooking and stirring until thick and spreadable, 2 to 4 hours.

  • Spoon into jars leaving about an inch of space at the top; seal and freeze.

Cook's Notes:

This uses very little sugar and retains lots of the apple flavor. Pureeing beforehand makes it easier than attempting to mash them at a later stage. You can let it cook longer if you want it thicker. *I use this to make roughly eleven 4 oz jelly jars.

You can let it cook longer if you want it thicker.

You may choose to use whole spices in place of the ground version, but they can lose flavor from cooking for hours in the slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 15.1g; fat 0.1g; sodium 1.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2014
I still used half the sugar the recipe called for. I've never used ginger in my apple butter so it was a nice twist. The family enjoyed it. Thanks! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2014
I still used half the sugar the recipe called for. I've never used ginger in my apple butter so it was a nice twist. The family enjoyed it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2015
Making a second batch! I did however add salt as you must always add some salt with making something sweet. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2018
Turned out good used all spice along with the cinnamon used less sugar also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2018
I loved it! So easy! Tasted so good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2016
amazing apple bomuttwe and will kwep this pne doe lige!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2018
I will make it again. I used a variety of apples and less sugar. My husband really likes it. Thanks. Read More
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