5 from 1 vote
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 hrs
Total Time
12 hrs 20 mins

It wouldn't be fall without a few batches of this easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter! Thanks to the Crock Pot, the sweet spread fills your house with the cozy aroma of simmering apples, cinnamon, and cloves -- with very little effort on your part!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Apple Butter for Canning, easy apple butter recipe, slow cooker apple butter
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 29 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 5 lbs. apples (any variety)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Peel, core, and quarter the apples.
  2. Spray the inside of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray and place the apples inside. I use as many apples as it takes to fill up my slow cooker!
  3. Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or on HIGH for 4-6 hours.

  5. Uncover, give it a good stir, and continue cooking uncovered for an additional 2 hours on LOW or 1 hour on HIGH. This will allow the apple butter to cook down and thicken.

  6. Use a hand blender to puree until smooth. If you don’t have a hand blender, transfer to a regular blender and puree in batches.
  7. Store in mason jars in the refrigerator for a few weeks, or keep in the freezer. If you want to store the apple butter in a pantry, be sure to follow proper canning procedures (sterilizing and processing jars).
Recipe Notes

Apple Butter Uses:

Enjoy the apple butter in a variety of dishes, including:

Truly, the options are endless!

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.