Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Crockpot Apple Butter…

I’ve made lots of berry jams over the years, but one of the Hubs favorite spreads on toast is apple butter,

and I’ve never made it…until now!

When I found out you can make it from no sugar added, all natural, applesauce,

and let it cook away in a crockpot, I just had to give it a try.


The ingredients I used:

a little under 4-47oz. jars  (about 5 1/2 quarts) of no sugar added, all natural, Seneca applesauce

(I had used some of one jar for wholegrain applesauce pancakes for breakfast!)

3 cups sugar

3-4 tablespoons cinnamon (I used about 4)

1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon ground cloves (next time I will only put in 1/2 tablespoon. I think the cloves are a wee bit too strong, though the Hubs thinks it’s fine.)

Combine all in large crockpot and cook on high for one hour.

Stir and turn crockpot down to low. With lid askew, not on tightly, let it cook all day stirring occasionally.

You home will smell wonderful as it simmers away!

It is done when it is dark and thick and if you put a small spoonful on a clean saucer

no liquid should separate and be seen around the edges.

Sterilize pint or half-pint jars and lids in boiling water.

Carefully ladle hot apple butter into jars leaving 1/2 inch space at top.

Put lids on tightly and place jars in large pot with hot water covering the jars by an inch or two.

When water comes to a boil set timer for 10 minutes. 

Remove jars carefully with tongs.

Place on double thickness towel on counter to cool.

As the jars cool you should hear the ping as the jars seal.

The lid will have no “give” if it is sealed properly.






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  1. This apple butter looks delicious! I have to say, I prefer a good apple butter to all jams and most jellies (except the black raspberry jelly my Granny made).

  2. I am so happy you gave us this receipe. When I read yesterday you were making some I really hoped you would share your receipe. Yea I get see how well I do at making some. Thanks!!!!

  3. Hi Elizabeth, I just tried to post a comment and it said there was an error, so if you get two comments from me just excuse one. lol.
    I love the smell of apple butter being made, and I know your kitchen was filled with a beautiful aroma. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
    I am enjoying reading some of your other posts and am being so blessed.

  4. I can smell it now! I was afraid you were going to tell us how it is and not give away your 'secret' recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Will have to give it a try!

  5. Heavenly! I made it once in a crockpot. I don't think I had to peel the apples, so that was great! It was terrific.
    Unfortunately, Mister isn't a big jam or apple butter fan, so I would have to eat it all myself!
    It's going to be even more wonderful with your delicious breads!

  6. What a wonderful recipe! I love the jars. They are adorable. Someone would be happy to get one as a gift. I must copy! Just found your lovely blog via WUW. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a great day!

  7. I can almost smell this...how delightful. And your photos are sheer bliss, they made me feel all warm and homey inside...
    Thank you for the recipe my dear friend...
    (Thinking of you...)

  8. I have always loved apple butter. Thanks for sharing this recipe at my WUW party.

  9. the crock pot can be used for so many wonderful things, hm? :o) would love to know where you found your canning labels!


  10. So, I finally got the chance to try this recipe this week! The aroma throughout the house all day was amazing. For that alone, it was worth making :-) All in all, the apple butter is pretty good, and super, SUPER, easy to make in the crock pot!

  11. I'm not sure if this is where you found them but the labels (and more) are available here: http://www.domestifluff.com/2010/07/canning-party-printables/

  12. I've got apple butter cooking in the crockpot right now. We actually went and picked a BUNCH of apples on Thursday and are making applebutter and applesauce right now. I've got two crock pots going. I will be working apples for the next week...yep, I got a lot.

  13. Just commented on your Scripture and a Snapshot, and your give-a-way posts. I need to be asleep, but I couldn't wait too look around here, Elizabeth! This sounds delicious, and I pinned it! I also saw on Pinterest that you had pinned one of my photos...actually that's the first time anyone has ever pinned me that I know about ... thank you so much!!!! :) I've noticed we have quite a bit in common over there, too! We'll, I'm off to see some more here, now! :)


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