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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


  • 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
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ 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