Easy Crock Pot Apple Butter

Easy Crock Pot Apple Butter created by Watkinslady30

This is the first recipe I ever used to can apple butter. Recipe starts out with applesauce, great for any time of year. It was my first time canning and it turned out great! This would make great Christmas gifts. I gave a lot of mine away earlier this year and everybody loved it. Their only complaint: put it into bigger jars! This recipe make a dark, spicy, and sweet apple butter. Makes a great sandwich with PB. Note: 3 quarts is equal to 12 cups or 96 ounces applesauce.

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10hrs 10mins
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  • Add applesauce, sugars, and cider together in crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.
  • Add spices and cook on low, covered, for 3 more hours.
  • Uncover and continue cooking on low for 1-4 hours or until sufficiently thickened. May take longer, depends on how thick you like it and your crock pot.
  • Ladle hot apple butter into 1/2 pint or pint size canning jars and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  • Makes about 6 pints.
  • If you're not into canning, this would probably freeze very well.
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"This is the first recipe I ever used to can apple butter. Recipe starts out with applesauce, great for any time of year. It was my first time canning and it turned out great! This would make great Christmas gifts. I gave a lot of mine away earlier this year and everybody loved it. Their only complaint: put it into bigger jars! This recipe make a dark, spicy, and sweet apple butter. Makes a great sandwich with PB. Note: 3 quarts is equal to 12 cups or 96 ounces applesauce."

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  1. Gretchen G.
    I had a case of 4.5 oz containers of applesauce that someone gave me. Other than having to open all of those, the applesauce works great and not as much trouble as peeling all of those apples! A perfect combination of spices! Mmmm Mmmm Good!!!
  2. Merry M.
    Instead of water bath, I just put it in jars while hot and jars seal themselves as they cool. Has worked every time for last 3 years. Also, used 1/4 less cloves.
  3. Merry M.
    I have made this apple butter for 3 years now and everyone loves it. I use a cup less white sugar to cut out the sweetness. Easy to make, and makes the house smell great. Perfect for gift giving.
  4. Shirley S.
    Are the jars completely covered in the water bath?
  5. Steve M.
    I made it after reading reviews and other recipes. Some said salt and salt is added to sweet recipes. Instead of salt I added apple cider VINEGAR. I made one batch the other day and my mother-in-law who made hers over an open fire in WV said it was the best she had ever tasted. If you want to darken the color and get more cinnamon taste, she would put red candy hearts in hers. I did the same thing.
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