Easy Crock Pot Apple Butter

Easy Crock Pot Apple Butter via @amotherthing

To me, nothing says autumn like getting out the crock pot and making all sorts of delicious harvest treats. One of my very favorites is this easy Crock Pot Apple Butter. On toast, an english muffin, a warm homemade biscuit or even over ice cream, it is a warming treat that will bring to mind jumping in leaves and hay rides! Or maybe that’s just me…

The trick to this recipe is in the apples you use. I was raised to believe that Granny Smith are the ONLY apples for this type of recipe, and it has served me well. I love using them for pies, chutneys and you’d better believe: Apple Butter.


5 1⁄2 pounds granny smith apples, finely chopped
3 1⁄2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (or more if you like the taste!)
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
1⁄4 teaspoon salt


1. Place apples in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt; pour over apples and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.

Crock Pot Apple Butter In Process

2. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown, stirring occasionally (stir more frequently as it thickens to prevent sticking).

3. Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. If desired, stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Cover and refrigerate or freeze.

Fair warning – your house is going to smell DELICIOUS all day long!

Crock Pot Apple Butter


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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

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