Slow cooker apple butter. I will admit. The name apple butter is confusing…this is more like apple jam. But how amazing and decadent does it sound calling it apple BUTTER….good right?!
You can use this apple butter in a lot of things: a turkey, white cheddar and apple butter grilled cheese, bbq apple butter cocktail meatballs, baked brie or just on top of toast with some butter. It’s sweet, delicious and the perfect fall addition.
This apple butter is so easy because it’s done in the crockpot or slow cooker. It’s perfect to start on a weekend morning (or weekday if you’re a really ambitious morning person). You can leave for several hours before you have to do anything to do it. Plus, your house will smell AMAZING. So you can invite people over that night to serve said apple butter and trust me they’ll just be blown away all around.
If you go apple picking this season, don’t miss this as a perfect recipe to make with all your apples!
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- ~4 lbs of apples, peeled, cored and diced*
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice seasoning**
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
Put apples that have been peeled, cored and diced in your slow cooker.
Add your spices, salt, and maple syrup and put on high for 4 and a half hours (or you could put this on low for double the time, about 8-9 hrs).
After 4 and a half hours, scoop apples out of low cooker and put in a food processor. If you have a Vitamix, feel free to use this or another blender could work as well. An immersion blender could also work here if you have one so that you won’t have to take the apples out of the slow cooker.
Blend in the food processor for about 1 min till all the apple chunks are gone and the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture back into the slow cooker. Add vanilla extract and cook on high for an additional hour and a half.
Let cool and store in fridge for up to a month (can be frozen as well if needed, but I can never make it last long).
*I used Honeycrisp but I think a mix of sweet and tart apples would work too **I love Trader Joe's pumpkin spice seasoning and use it for many recipes in the fall. You can find recipes for pumpkin spice seasonings easily on the internet