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A half-pint jar of apple butter next to a spoon and apples.
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Homemade Crockpot Apple Butter

This easy Homemade Crockpot Apple Butter makes a thick, sweet sauce that you will want to spread on all the things from english muffins or pancakes to bowlfuls of vanilla ice cream. And the wonderfully sweet, spicy aroma of cinnamon and apples will fill your home all day long!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 hours
Total Time10 hours 10 minutes
Course: Spreads & Sauces
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 12-14 Granny Smith apples, or another variety, peeled, cored, and sliced into chunks (about 6 ½ pounds)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Peel, core and chop or slice the apples into chunks.
  • Add the apples to the crockpot with the granulated sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 10 hours, stirring every couple of hours until the apples have almost completely broken down and turned dark brown and thick.
  • Use an immersion blender or transfer the apple butter to a food processor or blender. If using a blender, don't secure the lid completely or the pressure buildup from the hot apples will cause it to pop off. Use a towel to cover the blender instead. Process until smooth, then cool completely. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.


  • Serve over biscuits, english muffins, fresh bread, toast, pancakes, waffles, french toast, ice cream, crackers, or even pan seared pork chops or chicken breasts.
  • Apples: Honeycrisp, gala, envy, and golden delicious are also all great options.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg