Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

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


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


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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.

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