Easy Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe

This is one of my most requested recipes, I thought it was the perfect time to repost it in celebration of fall approaching and apple season coming our way! Enjoy! 

Have you ever tried a Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe? After trying my hand at Crockpot Applesauce, I wanted to give this Crockpot apple butter recipe a try as well. I will just tell you right now, this is wonderful! This apple treat filled our home with a delicious scent, and tastes so good, taking me right back to my childhood. This apple butter recipe is so easy, and will be a keeper in our household!

crock pot apple butter recipe

Ingredients For Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe


  • Apples, peeled, cored, and cut into large sections. (enough to fill your Crockpot to the top)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

crock pot apple butter recipe

How To Cook Crockpot Apple Butter

  • Fill Crockpot with prepared apples.
  • In separate bowl combine and stir, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. (reserve the rest of the sugar for later)
  • Pour sugar and spice mixture over apples.
  • Turn Crockpot onto low and cook apples for 10 hours. After first 1-2 hours gently stir in the sugar mixture to coat the apples.
  • Leave it and forget it now.  At this point I let mine cook overnight
  • After 10 hours take lid off and stir. Your mixture will be very dark and cooked down by about half the capacity of your Crockpot.
  • Stir in lemon juice, and vanilla.
  • At this point taste your apple butter for sweetness. I had tart firm apples and they needed more sugar, so I then added the additional 1/2 cup of granulated and 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar. You can adjust accordingly to your taste and the apples you are using.
  • Let apple butter continue to cook for 1-2 hours with lid off to absorb more liquid and make apple butter thicken more.
  • At the end of the cooking time, smooth apple butter with an emulsion blender.
  • Spoon into clean pint jars, and cover tightly with jar lid and ring. Be sure to leave room at the top of the jar if freezing.

This recipe makes 10 pints of apple butter.  I then placed my filled pint jars in the freezer and we are enjoying this apple butter on toast, pancakes, and biscuits everyday.

This is the taste of the autumn season in a jar! Enjoy making this simple fall treat for your family.

You can find lots more fall recipes like this in my Autumn Bliss book!

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