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Double Down on Ginger for the Best Apple Butter Ever

Created January 12, 2017
A double dose of ginger makes this zingy, warming apple butter a memorable spin on one of our favorite slow-cooker recipes. You’ll want to put it on just about everything—trust us.
Slow-Cooker Double Ginger Apple Butter

When harvest time rolls around, apples are everywhere—and we couldn’t be more excited. Whether you pick your apples on a fun family outing to the orchard or grab them fresh from the grocery store, there’s almost no end to the creative ways you can use them in the kitchen. This year, we’re devoting a few pounds of fruit to our favorite new fall treat: Slow-Cooker Double Ginger Apple Butter. With just five ingredients and a slow cooker preparation, it’s incredibly easy to make, and packed with warming, sweet flavor, thanks to both fresh and sweet, crystallized ginger. It’s a surprising, yet familiar, fall treat that’s perfect for gifting—or keeping all to yourself. Here’s how to make it!

What you’ll need:

How to:

1.  Gather your ingredients


2.  Peel, core and shred the apples. Then spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients. Stir to combine.


3.  Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 hours.

4.  Uncover; cook on High heat setting 1 to 2 hours longer, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened. Turn off heat; let cool 15 minutes.

5.  In blender or food processor, puree mixture (in batches, if needed) until smooth.


6.  Cool completely. Transfer apple butter to jars; seal tightly. Store in refrigerator.