Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

All you need are Gala apples, brown sugar, salt and a cinnamon stick to make our yummy slow-cooker apple butter. Great for gifting!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 40


lb Gala apples
cup packed light brown sugar
teaspoon salt
cinnamon stick

  • 1 Peel, core and slice apples. In food processor, grate apples (in batches, if needed). Place in slow cooker. Stir in brown sugar, salt and cinnamon stick.
  • 2 Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours.
  • 3 Remove and reserve cinnamon stick. In food processor, puree apple mixture (in batches, if needed) until smooth. Return to slow cooker with cinnamon stick.
  • 4 Cook uncovered on High heat setting 4 hours longer, stirring occasionally.
  • 5 Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Cool completely. Transfer butter to jars; seal tightly. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

Expert Tips

Package jars of apple butter with pretty ribbons and tags to give away as gifts.

Substitute McIntosh or Golden Delicious apples, or a combination, for the Gala apples.