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Apple Butter



  • 5 1/2 pounds apples – peeled, cored and finely chopped (5.5 jin)
  • 1 – 2 cups white sugar (1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
  2. Cover and cook on high 1 hour.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
  4. Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.
  5. Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.


2 comments to Apple Butter

  • Yammie

    We love apple butter! I’ll have to try to make this. We’ve bought it at Silver Dollar City before–it’s good there, but I”m sure yours is better! 🙂

  • You know, I really wanted to call this stuff Apple Spread or Apple Jam because that’s really what it is. I was shocked to find that there is no butter in the recipe! OK, just between us…the original recipe called for 4 cups of sugar. Insane! I’d recommend 2, but in the future Shorel and I might just make it with one because the apples have natural sugars in them anyway.

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