Apple Butter

Spicy Apple Butter
I found the perfect way to use up all the remaining apples from our apple picking trip, apple butter! This was my first time making it, and it couldn’t have been easier. My slow cooker did all the work while we slept, and we woke up to a wonderful smell in the kitchen and delicious spread for our toast.

Spicy Apple Butter

I only filled half the crock pot (about 10 apples), and it made 1 jar full. We have used it in oatmeal, on top of vanilla ice cream, on tree bread, on french toast, and on crackers. Whats that? Ohhh, you haven’t heard about tree bread?! Well, I guess you’d better check back in a few days to learn how to make it!

Smothered on Tree Bread

Slow cooker apple butter

Recipe: Spicy Apple Butter


  • 12 Apples peeled and cored and sliced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp All Spice


  1. Throw everything into your slow cooker.
  2. Cook 10-12 hours on Low (over night).
  3. Stir, and check consistency, cook longer if its not thick enough for you. Store in a sealed container in your fridge for about 7-10 days, or can it. Makes about 3 cups, depending on the size of your apples.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 hour(s)

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5 thoughts on “Apple Butter

  1. So looking forward to tree bread…meantime, I’ll busy myself with this apple butter. On 2nd thought, it’s the slow cooker that’s gonna be busy…Thanks!

  2. Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe! I make an apple butter pumpkin pie every year for the holidays, and this is just perfect for it!

  3. Does this have to be refridgerated after making? I mean, I know in the directions it says to cool in fridge for 7-10 days, but I’m not sure if that refers to letting it set for that long, or if that’s how long it will keep? Thanks 🙂

  4. Hi Jesse,
    Sorry if my directions seemed confusing. When its done cooking, you can eat it hot if you like, or cool it down in the fridge. But definitely store in the fridge. I kept mine for almost 2 weeks in the fridge in a jar (the one in the pictures), except when it was out on the breakfast table… and it was still great at 2 weeks when we ran out. I would say it probably depends on how well sealed you keep your jar. If you “jar” or “can” them they will last in your pantry for much longer, but I haven’t provided instructions on canning, you can easily look that up on the web if that interests you. This would be great to make in batches and give as gifts. But, I have not done that…. yet! Thanks for visiting cakestudent!

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