Slow Cooker Apple Butter

November 9, 2017 by Ben Ashby

This year I have been obsessed with apples. It may be a retaliation to all of the pumpkin spice everything, but regardless, I can’t get enough of recipes with apples in them. I had recently teamed up with Kenmore and received a Kenmore 5 Quart Slow Cooker and have been using it for all sorts of things, but this apple butter recipe has been my favorite. I love a slow cookers ability to make one pot dishes and their ability to make cooking something you don’t have to spend a ton of time doing. You can turn on the slow cooker and go on about your day. I am thrilled that Kenmore has recently redone their blog to provide a variety of other slow cooker recipes.

I’ve loved apple butter for years, getting it in restaurants whenever its an option, I however had absolutely no idea how easy it was to make. After a bit of playing around I created the following recipes. It has been a hit all autumn long, and you don’t even have to peel the apples!

Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

  • 6-8 gala apples*, sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    *You can use any variety of apples you’d like. I prefer gala because of their size and ability to cook quickly.

Place apples in slow cooker. Cover with sugars and spices. Cover. Turn slow cooker on high and let cook for four hours. Additional cooking may be necessary if the apples are softened. Allow to cool for ten minutes. Place apples, sugars, and spices into a blender and blend until desired thickness. I personally like mine to be a bit chunky. Store in an air tight container for up to two weeks.

The apple butter is perfect on biscuits or bread. For a special treat add a bit of molasses, sorghum, or honey to your apple butter covered breads.

Ben Ashby

Ben Ashby lives somewhere between adventure photographer and a homesteading homemaker. His style reflects his rural Kentucky farm raising and his taste hints of family, community, big gardens, and heirloom recipes...all served with a love of the little things in life and a slower speed of living.