Slow Cooker Apple Butter:
What says, “hello fall” better than some homemade apple butter? Few things, my friend. I’ve made this recipe several times. It’s simple, delicious, and although it takes time, it is not very involved.
This time, rather than leave the apples in the slow cooker for 24 hours, I left them in about 12-14 hours. The apple butter tastes amazing, but isn’t as dark. You can go ahead and do the full 24 hours if you’d like, but it isn’t necessary.
I’ll give you a bit of a warning… this is not a healthy version. There is plenty of sugar in this recipe, that you can adjust according to your desired level of sweetness. Personally, I do like it sweet. ; )
- about 12 apples (a mix of sweet and tart)
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2-4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 Tbsp fresh lime (or lemon) juice
- Peel, core, and dice your apples. Add them to the crockpot.
- Cook on high 3-4 hours to soften the apples.
- Add in the sugars and spices, and stir well.
- Then, stir in the vanilla extract.
- Cook on low for 20 hours (or less if you prefer), stirring occasionally. (Note: I worried about not stirring it overnight, and it was just fine. No need to wake up at the wee hours of the morning to stir your apple butter. Thank goodness, right?!)
- For the last 2 hours, remove the lid of your crockpot so the butter will thicken.
- When done, add in the lime/lemon juice and store in the fridge, can, or freeze!
- Lastly, and most importantly, enjoy! : )
Here is where I got this fabulous recipe. Check out her site for many more delicious meal ideas and recipes!
Thanks for reading!
Do you like apple butter? What is your favorite thing to make or eat in the fall season?