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Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

slow-cooker apple butter Condiment
Slow-Cooker Apple Butter
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 40

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

Stephanie Wise
July 10, 2018

Ingredients

5
lb Gala apples
1
cup packed light brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cinnamon stick

Steps

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  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Apple butter, a sweet spread commonly used on English muffins, get its name from its smooth and spreadable consistency, rather than its ingredient list. There is no butter in apple butter, but we promise that doesn’t make it any less delicious! The key to a thick and hearty apple butter actually starts with the cooking method. Apples are cooked low and slow until the sugar in the apples caramelizes. This technique is what gives apple butter its rich color and dense spreadable texture. Our Slow-Cooker Apple Butter recipe uses brown sugar to get a jump start on the caramelization process! If after making this recipe you ready for more apple recipes, check out our assortment of syrup, sauce, and cider recipes or dive deep into the art of baking with apples.

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