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Crockpot Apple Butter

Course: Sauce, Side Dish
Author: Forrest Green Farm


  • lbs apples peeled, cored, and finely chopped Jonathan, McIntosh, Fuji, Golden Delicious, or Staymen
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Place apples in a crockpot or roaster (200-250 degrees). In a medium bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Pour mixture over the apples and mix.
  • Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook 8-9 hours, stirring occasionally until the mixture is thickened and brown.
  • Uncover and continue cooking on low for 1 more hour. Stir with a whisk to get lumps out.
  • Spoon mixture into sterile jars. Refrigerate or freeze.

If you want to can your apple butter for long term storage

  • Fill prepared, hot jars with hot apple butter leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  • Gently run a non-metallic spatula along the sides to release air bubbles. Wipe rims and top with hot lids and screw bands. 
  •  Process in boiling water canner for 20 minutes. Let cool and make sure that the lids seal within 24 hours for long term storage.


Ways to use your Apple Butter-
🍎 Spread it on toast or butter crackers 
🍏 Dollop on waffles, french toast or pancakes 
🍎 Use as an ice cream topping
🍏 In dessert recipes 
🍎 As a yogurt topping