Over Night Apple Butter


This week’s Crock Pot Recipe is something a bit different. How about some Apple Butter?!

A mixture of apple varieties, rather than just one type, will produce apple butter with rich, complex flavor in this slow cooker recipe. I making pumpkin bread to put it on!

Yield: 4 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)


  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup  agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1/4  cup  apple cider
  • 1  tablespoon  ground cinnamon
  • 10  medium apples, peeled, cored, and cut into large chunks (about 2 1/2 pounds)



Combine all ingredients in a 5-quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 10 hours or until apples are very tender.


Place a large fine-mesh sieve over a bowl; spoon one-third of apple mixture into sieve. Press mixture through sieve using the back of a spoon or ladle. Discard pulp. Repeat procedure with remaining apple mixture. Return apple mixture to slow cooker. Cook, uncovered, on high 1 1/2 hours or until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally. Spoon into a bowl; cover and chill up to a week.


This was a test run for me to see if this is something I would like to make as gifts. The only thing that I didn’t like is that it only makes enough for two small Ball Jars 🙁 But none the less it tastes AMAZING!



Next up Pumpkin Butter!!!

Question: Have you ever made homemade apple butter?