Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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This slow cooker apple butter not only tastes delish, it'll make your house instantly smell amazing!

Apple butter is delicious on a variety of foods. We love it on everything from toast and pancakes to spice cake, and even pork! Mix it with Greek yogurt for a sweet, creamy dip. Try it with our delicious Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits. We like to serve it for breakfast, in place of butter and other high-fat spreads.

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

This sweet condiment can be used in so many ways, it is a must-have in your kitchen!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes
Yield 32 people
Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Course Condiment
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 12 apples medium, 4 each of Granny Smith, Gala, and Honeycrisp , peeled, cored, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • pinch kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup unrefined sweetener more or less to taste - recommended: sucanat or coconut palm sugar or honey


  • Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. Add apples to the slow-cooker, pour dry ingredients over and toss to coat. If using, pour in honey and stir. Cover, cook on low 8-10 hours until tender and brown. If you prefer chunky apple butter, leave as is. For a creamier, less chunky butter, whisk until smooth.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature, add to half-pint or pint jelly jars, leave about 1 inch headspace at the top to allow for expanding. Cover with lid and freeze or refrigerate. Will make 4 half-pint jars.


We like to mix the apples with tart Granny Smith & sweet apples like Gala & Honeycrisp. Other sweet apples Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Fuji, Ambrosia, and Spartan.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sodium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
Keywords Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Slow Cooker

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    1. Sandi, I've left it up to one month. However, I always freeze 3 jars and we usually eat one jar in about 1 week. To make it sugarless, simply leave out the sweetener. I always make mine without sugar…. it's a personal preference.

  1. Made this last Fall after taking the kids apple picking & it was so easy, yummy & the house smelled so wonderful.

  2. I love apples but cinnamon makes me nauseous! Is there a something that can replace the cinnamon in this or could it just be left out?

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  4. Can't wait to try this recipe. Can you seal the pint jar to make the apple butter last longer and if so would I need to still refrigerate or freeze? I'm thinking of making this for Christmas gifts and want them to last longer. I don't can a lot..just wondering? Thank you

    1. If you freeze, just be sure to leave about an 1″ at the top for expansion. They don’t have preservatives so you can refrigerate but it should be eaten within a few weeks.

  5. Sounds Delicious! I'm Omitting the Sweetener…how does that alter the Nutritional Values? Thank You

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    1. That will cut the calories per serving by about 1/4. So each serving would be approximately 20 calories.

  6. I have made this many times and it is sooo good. I have used coconut sugar, honey, Splenda brown sugar and also used no sugar. All variations have been good.

  7. Thank you residing in South Africa I am always on the hunt for healthy recipes for my family. Definitely going to give this a try.

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