Slow Cooker Apple Butter

So what started out as a great idea for Christmas presents has turned into a labor of love, but after my 4th batch of doubling the recipe I am becoming quite the apple butter makin’ workhorse! I initially peeled the apples using a potato peeler and then chopped them by hand….needless to say it took quite a while and then I was so sad that I only got 3 and 1/2 jars!! AND THEN…my sweet friend loaned my an apple corer/peeler/chopper and my life changed! I ordered a crate of apples from our local apple guy and went to work!

my apple butter workers













  • 12-14 apples peeled, cored, and chopped into tiny pieces (I used local arkansas black apples, available at the winter farmers market)
  • 2/3 C date sugar
  • 1/3 C maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Place the apples into a slow cooker then mix in dry ingredients and maple syrup. Cook on high for 1 hour then stir the apples.
  3. Cook overnight or on low for 9-12 hours.
  4. Cook an additional 2 hours with cover off.
  5. Add apples to a vitamix and blend until smooth.
  6. Pour into jars and refrigerate.

*Depending on the size of your apples it makes about 4 half pint jars of butter.


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