34 Reviews

Fantastic! I bought nine pounds of organic apples for $2.00 and was looking for something easy to do with them. Took Pam's advice and used the apple slicer which made prep incredibly easy. Used my 5 quart crock pot and simmered as directed. It is worth storing a crock pot just for this recipe. I had an incredibly busy day, but was able to make this apple butter on top of grocery shopping, my son's birthday party, baseball practice and dinner out. Fills the house with such a wonderful scent while cooking! Used my hand blender directly in the crock pot which I highly recommend as it is so much easier than running through a food mill or food processor. Yield is right on and the jars are just gorgeous for gift giving. A sweet treat on baked goods or to use in cooking. I've already had requests for more. Thanks so much for a great recipe!

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LonghornMama March 12, 2006

I made this almost exact. Except I got a late start and cooked on high for 3.5 hours, then low for a half an hour. Used an electric hand mixer in the crock to blend. Canned it. And it came out delicious! Looks gorgeous too. Thanks!

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mymainefamily October 17, 2008

Delicious! I let this simmer in my crockpot over night and most of the day the next day. The more it simmered the better it got. This is a keeper! I did had alittle more spice to mine with adding alittle allspice and a bit more cloves. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Marsha D. December 11, 2006

Very nice flavour, and not overly sweet. I expect that mostly depends on which variety you use. I used 6 lbs of Gravensteins. It took longer to cook, but maybe there was more water content in this particular type. It still wasn't as thick as I would have liked, but the flavour more than makes up for it. Next time I may help the thickening process with some corn starch. I ended up with 8 half pints jars. Thanks Pam for sharing.

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Diana #2 September 06, 2008

Never canned before - or made applebutter - and this was a cinch to follow. A veteran canner told me to use Johnny apples, but my local grocer was out of stock so I used a mix of Fuji, Granny Smith (to give it bite) and Gala apples. Came out excellent - my family raved about it.

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mmasgio September 04, 2008

This is my favorite recipe for Apple Butter. It is what everyone wants for Christmas, making shopping a thing of the past. The only change I make to it is the addition of a teaspoon or so of pure vanilla extract. Oh my gosh so good!

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Nancy Q. November 01, 2015

I made this today. I used more apples than the recipe called for. I filled a 6 quart crock pot. I ended up with 10 cups of the best tasting apple butter. I used a combination of yellow delicious and Mcintosh apples.I used the 3 cups of sugar the recipe called for, it was a little on the sweet side, but very good. I will make it again. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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Valerie S. October 15, 2015

Followed recipe with these substitutions: left peels on and used light brown sugar. Delicious!!!! My husband and I had some grandmothers that would have approved 100%!

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Duckymama October 13, 2015

Great recipe!! Used it to make Pear Butter (minus the cloves). Amazing flavor!!

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Kathy in Fla September 26, 2015

EASY SIMPLE WONDERFUL, THANK YOU :) PS TWO WORDS "ICE CREAM" YUM

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Ed & Cheryl September 06, 2015
Crock Pot Apple Butter