Total Time
13hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 13 hrs

This is just one of my comfort foods. I love it slathered on homemade biscuits. good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place apples in a large bowl.
  2. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  3. Pour over apples and mix well.
  4. Place in crock pot, cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
  5. Decrease heat to low; cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown.
  6. Stir occasionally.
  7. Uncover and cook on low for 1 hour longer.
  8. If desired, whisk until smooth.
  9. Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch head space.
  10. Cover and freeze.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is delicious apple butter! I used 5.5 lbs granny smith apples, 4c sugar, and 3t apple pie spice. I cored the apples but left the skin on. I chopped them in my food processor, stired in the sugar and spice, and cooked on high for 1 hr. Then I turned my crockpot down to low and went to bed. 8 hours later, it was done! I put it in my food processor to get a smooth texture and returned it to the crockpot to thicken on high for 1 hr. PERFECT apple butter! Processed for 10 minutes. I will make more for gifts!

5 5

This is delicious, very easy to make since hubby peeled the apples. The entire family said 10 stars would be the correct rating for this recipe. Thank for sharing a great keeper.

Great recipe! I used only Macintosh Apples. After reading the other reviews, I decided to go ahead and cut back on the sugar. I doubled the amount of apples. I used 10 lbs. of apples, with only 4 cups of sugar. I kept the spices doubled following what the recipe called for. If I had used a more tart apple, I would have used the sugar called for. I have given it away to family and friends and they love it too!