Fruit Butter Recipes

Apple butter is not the only one - try pumpkin butter, pear butter, plum butter, strawberry butter and more with trusted recipes and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

All-Day Apple Butter

Rating: 4.5 stars 1247
This tasty apple butter is a real slow cooker, but well worth the wait. Depending on the sweetness of the apples used, the amount of sugar may be adjusted to taste.
By Allrecipes Member

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Rating: 4.5 stars 154
Forget it and leave it.

Apple Pear Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
Pear applesauce? Papplesauce? Appearsauce? When the apple-pear sauce is served warm, you will not need any additional sugar. As it cools it loses some of the natural sweetness, and you might want to add sugar to taste.

Chef John's Apple Butter

Rating: 5 stars 94
Move over, apple sauce. Apple butter is basically a spreadable apple pie filling, only better. Though cooking time is long, it's super easy and pretty hands-free. Pair it with some sharp Cheddar on a cheese plate, or slather it onto cheesy biscuits (see footnote). Other approved uses include spreading between the layers of a spice cake, filling seasonably appropriate thumbprint cookies, or even as a condiment for pork chops.

6 Pear Butter Recipes to Make With Leftover Fruit

While we love a good jar of apple butter, it's not the only fruity spread that deserves a spot in your kitchen this fall.
By Corey Williams

Amazing Apple Butter

Rating: 5 stars 15
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.'

15 Ways to Use Apple Butter

What's the secret ingredient in these cozy recipes? Apple butter!
By Corey Williams

Plum Butter

Rating: 5 stars 2
A delicious fruit butter to spread on warm bread, toast, or scones, or use it on a sandwich or a sponge cake. A lovely way to preserve the flavor of local plums for enjoyment year-round.

9 Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipes That Are Pure Coziness 

With a jar of sweet, toasty pumpkin butter, you can give virtually any dish a touch of cozy, autumnal flavor.
By Darcy Lenz

Apple Butter for the Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
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!

Apple Butter Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 7
Apple butter that can be altered in a pinch!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

Rating: 4 stars 43
A slow cooker, easy recipe for pumpkin butter using fresh pumpkin. Tastes so yummy you'll forget that it's low in sugar as well!

Inspiration and Ideas

Plum Apple Butter with Agave
Rating: Unrated 3
"Awesome! Made as written and loved it. The ginger is really nice in this." – Buckwheat Queen
All-Day Apple Butter
Rating: Unrated 1263
"This is the most wonderful apple butter! I use about 5 pounds of Golden Delicious apples and 2 cups of sugar. Perfect—the exact right amount of sweetness!" – Photogallie
Supreme Apple Butter
Rating: 5 stars 94

This is the ultimate apple butter recipe given to me by a former English teacher who loves to cook. It reminds me of fall and tastes heavenly. It's sweet, but not too sweet. It is just perfect. It tastes great on muffins, pancakes and vanilla ice cream.