Have you ever used your crockpot for homemade apple butter before? If not, this Easy Crockpot Apple Butter recipe needs to be on your radar. Not only is it simple to do, but it’s perfect for the fall weather also! Who doesn’t love apple picking?
Now that fall is officially here, I’m craving everything apple and pumpkin. One of my favorite recipes just so happens to be this delicious crockpot apple butter recipe. I love how easy and simple it is to make and it makes the entire house smell absolutely wonderful.
It’s also one of those simple recipes that you can “dump” in the crockpot and forget about as well. My husband loves apple butter on toast or biscuits any time of the day.
Crockpot Apple Butter
If you’re anything like me, you find comfort in eating good food that you know you’ve made. I love using my crockpot for dinner and lunch recipes, and always on the lookout for other ways to use it.
Once I tried this slow cooker apple butter recipe, I was hooked. Pair this up with a nice loaf of homemade bread or even just on some crackers and you’ve got a tasty treat that is certain to be a hit.
Throw all of the ingredients in your crock pot before you go to bed and you will wake up to that wonderful spicy autumn smell in your home, and have a nice treat ready for breakfast.
What would be a great way to share this homemade apple butter recipe with family and friends?
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What type of apples is best?
This is entirely up to you as most have a favorite. Softer varieties cook a lot quicker. I find mixing a few varieties gives your apple butter more depth in flavor. My favorite combinations are Fuji, McIntosh, and Golden Delicious.
If you are buying apples at an orchard, sometimes they have bags which aren’t quite so perfect, so grab these up, usually at a cheaper price.
Do I need to peel the apples?
I don’t because they cook down so much you aren’t left with the peel feel. Also, if you use a blender, you get an ultra smooth apple butter.
And, not peeling all these apples is a time saver.
If I’m using sweet apples, can I cut down on some of the sugar?
This recipe is perfect just the way it is! Seriously! Before you alter it, try it out this way first. Then you can always change it up later on if you want.
I always suggest on my recipes, and in fact when I’m trying new recipes, make it as shown then add more or take away to make it to your own liking.
Are you ready for the recipe? You just need a few simple ingredients and steps to make it happen!
Just a few easy steps to make.
Mix all ingredients in your crockpot or slow cooker.
Cook to this perfect finish.
Serve up on a great bread for breakfast or snack.
Enjoy this delicious easy homemade crockpot apple butter recipe!
What will you eat this crockpot apple butter with?
- 5lbs apples (about 20 medium)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Core and dice apples
- Combine all ingredients in crockpot
- Cook on high for 2 hourx
- Mash down with a potato masher
- Cook on low for 10 hours
- Stir every few hours
- Cool completely.
- Refrigerate or freeze.
- Enjoy on your favorite breads, muffins, or scones!
- If you want an ultra smooth apple butter, use an immersion blender, food processor, or blender after mixture has cooled.
- Can be kept in the freezer for 3 - 4 months
- Can be kept in refrigerator for 2 weeks
- No need to peel apples
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