Total Time
9hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 9 hrs

This is the best recipe for Apple Butter that I have ever made. My Grandma taught me how to make this years ago. Posting so that I will never lose it! I am not exactly sure on the exact yield - it's been a while since I've made this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place apples in crock pot; cook on high for 4-1/2 hours (covered).
  2. After 4-1/2 hours stir and add remaining ingredients. Cook for another 4-1/2 hours with NO lid.
  3. Stir and seal in jars.
  4. *Can seal in hot water bath or top with paraffin.
Most Helpful

I have only had Apple Butter once or twice (Commercial) and wasn't wowed by it. I was gifted with a little over 1/2 bushel of apples and went scrambling for things to make with them. I have to say that this recipe is the BOMB! I made it exactly as directed and at the end used a stick blender to make it smooth. I licked the spoon then sat down with the crock pot and a rubber spatula and ate every little bit of the remains in the crock pot. Crusty bits too. :) Sweet but not too sweet - this is THE perfect recipe for Apple Butter!! Thanks for sharing your Grandmother's recipe with us.

K9 Owned November 01, 2013

This is a really tasty apple butter. The only thing I did different was I ran the apple butter when it was all cooked through my processor to help smooth it some. Mine chunks did not all cook up smooth. All in all, easy and very delicious!!

janie_430 October 10, 2013

I really love this apple butter recipe. My whole family loves it. Everyone I give a jar to, always comes back to me and wants the recipe. This one is a winner!!! Well done!!!

Marilyn H. October 30, 2013