Crock Pot Apple Butter

Low-Sugar Crock Pot Apple Butter

Crock-pot apple butter is easy to make and allows control over the amount of added sugar. It's a lovely gift and this recipe makes plenty!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 20 minutes
Servings 128 Tablespoons
Calories 18kcal
Author Marjory Pilley



  • 6 pounds apples A mixture of sweet apples, such as honey crisp, pink lady, gala or golden delicious works best
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Core, peel and slice apples and place in a crock pot.
  • Mix together sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Toss apple slices with with sugar mixture.
  • Cook on low for 10 hours.
  • Stir in vanilla extract and crush large apple pieces with a spoon.
  • Cook on low for 2 more hours.
  • Allow apples to cool slightly and then puree with an immersion blender (or transfer in batches to a food processor.)
  • Transfer to air tight containers and store in refrigerator for up to two weeks or store in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Adapted from My Baking Addiction.


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg