Apple Butter and Cider in the Slow Cooker


If your house is anything like mine, in the fall you buy a lot of apples: they are in season and go into delicious pies and cobblers. But what about those apples that don’t get eaten and made into pies, what to do with them? Don’t throw them out! Instead turn them into fresh apple cider and apple butter.

See my apple cider recipes here:

The apple butter is just as easy as the apple cider and perfect on toast on those cold winter morning with a cup of hot coffee.

Apple Butter Ingredients:

  • Pealed and cored apples – for this recipe I used three because that is what I had available
  • Granulated Sugar – 1 Tbs. per every 1/2 lb. of apples
  • Brown Sugar – 1 Tbs. per every 1/2 lb. of apples
  • 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Allspice
  • 1 Tbs. Lemon Juice

Apple Butter Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker, mix well.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook uncover for 1 hour on low.
  4. Let cool then puree with an immersion blender.
  5. Store in a jar and allow to cool completely before refrigerating.
Fresh Apple Butter

What are you favorite fall apple treats? Let me know in the comments. Have a happy Friday!

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