Slow-Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

Turn fresh apples into apple butter with just a few spices, apple juice, applesauce and sugar. Store the butter and use on hot biscuits, toast or scones.


YIELDS:12 pint jars


3 pounds Granny Smith apples
2 (3-pound/50-ounce) jars unsweetened applesauce
4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups apple juice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice


  • Step 1
    Peel, core and cut the apples into small chips. Put all the ingredients into a slow cooker and stir. Cover and cook on low overnight, about 8 to 10 hours. Remove the cover, stir and taste. Add more spices or sugar, if desired. Continue cooking for a few more hours, uncovered, until some of the liquid is reduced and the butter has cooked down a bit. Pour into sterilized jars and refrigerate.
  • Step 2
    Serve over hot biscuits, toast, scones, or just eat it out of the jar if no one is looking!

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