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Apple Butter Recipe (Crock Pot)

Updated on October 2, 2008

Apple Butter is a delicious treat that doesn't seem to get a lot of attention. I discovered this treat years ago when I decided to jump on the fad diet bandwagon of trying to eliminate virtually all fat from my diet. I stumbled upon apple butter as a replacement for butter on my toast.

Even though I learned quickly that nearly fat free eating (a) did not work for me and (b) isn't a good idea in general, I kept eating apple butter on a regular basis. If you've never tried apple butter, you have to check it out.

Apple butter tastes great, is good for you, has no fat, and is low in calories. It's is an excellent topping for toast, bagels, and English muffins. I also like to put apple butter on pancakes and waffles. If you like oatmeal, try stirring a few spoonfuls of apple butter into your next bowl for a delicious and healthy treat.

You can buy apple butter in the supermarket. It is usually located near the peanut butter and jelly. It's also very easy to make your own apple butter using fresh apples, a few spices, and your Crock Pot. I like both varieties. Any time I have a large supply of apples that don't have a designated purpose, I usually turn them into apple butter before they go bad.

Crock Pot Apple Butter Recipe:


  • 3 pounds apples
  • 2 cups granulated Splenda (or sugar, depending on your preferences)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of ground cloves or nutmeg


You can use any variety of apple that you have on hand. I generally use Granny Smith apples, just because this is the type I usually purchase. I have also used Golden Delicious apples. The flavor changes based on the type of apple used, so it only makes sense to use your favorite variety.

Peel and core your apples. Cut into quarters. You are likely to find many recipes that say that you must chop the apples. I have tried both ways, and have found that this is an unnecessary step. When using a slow cooker, there is no need to exert the extra effort of finely chopping your apples.

Simply place all ingredients in your slow cooker, set it on low, and let it simmer for 8-10 hours without lifting the lid. Once it reaches the desired consistency, allow it to cool and then refrigerate. I prefer Apple butter cold, although there is no reason that you can't eat it hot if you like it that way.


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    Angela Toller 

    9 years ago

    I tried this recipe for the first time last night, 111009, and we...LOVE IT!!! I've decided, in the current economic times, to make & can the applebutter & give the jars to our close friends for the holidays! The applebutter, along with a starter of Amish Friendship Bread & the recipe's in a cute basket is absolutely perfect! Thank you so much for sharing! Be blessed! Stay safe & well, happy & healthy!


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