Old-Fashioned Apple Butter Recipe: How to Make the Best Homemade Apple Butter in Your Slow Cooker

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Nov. 07, 2011

Slow cooking a variety of apples, sugars and balanced spices for hours results in the best apple butter ever! Sweet and thick just like good, old fashioned apple butter should be!


Apple 12 Medium , peeled, cored, diced (use a mix of sweet and tart apples)
White sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) , packed
Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) , packed
Cinnamon powder 4 Teaspoon
Clove powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Nutmeg powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Lime juice 3 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon (Mexican Blend Vanilla)



2. In a crock pot put the diced apples and cook on high for around 4 hours or until it appears like a chunky apple sauce. Stir occasionally.

3. Add sugar, cinnamon powder, clove powder, nutmeg powder, and stir thoroughly until everything is combined. Put vanilla extract and mix.

5. Cook on low for 20 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid during the last 2 hours.

6. Squeeze in some fresh lime juice and store in sterilized cans or jars.


7. Use this recipe to make desserts like cakes, truffles, or simply spread it on bread slices, crackers, or cookies.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 255Calories from Fat 4

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2 mg0.08%

Total Carbohydrates 67 g22.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 58 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet