5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Butter

In the height of apple season I’m sharing with you a recipe that I recently made following a trip to the apple orchard with my family: 5 ingredient slow cooker apple butter.

5 ingredient slow cooker apple butter - easy apple butter recipe made in a crockpotThis is the perfect recipe to make ahead of the holidays and have in your fridge for when guests are over for breakfast, just spread some apple butter on toast and you have yourself a delicious breakfast!

5 ingredient slow cooker apple butterThis year we did something I’ve never done before: we went to a ‘you pick your own’ apple orchard.

Apple orchard family photos the KelnhofersIt was amazing, we just so happened to all be wearing plaid (don’t know how that happened…winky face lol).

apple butter made in a slow cooker crock potWe had so much fun, it’s definitely going to be an annual thing.

making apple butterWhen we got home, I asked Nick what I should do with the apples. He said “why don’t you make something different…like apple butter?”

making slow cooker apple butterOh my goodness, yes! It was the perfect way to use a lot of apples and have something that lasts for a while.

5 ingredient slow cooker crock pot apple butter recipeApple butter doesn’t have any actual ‘butter’ in it, but it’s a thick butter like fruit spread, and my recipe for 5 ingredient slow cooker apple butter couldn’t be easier to make.

biscuit recipeMy husband made biscuits while I was making the apple butter, so I put some apple butter on them, and omg so good, it would definitely recommend trying that, it’s SO good (p.s. – I have an insanely awesome biscuit recipe in my cookbook!!)

You spend a little time peeling and coring apples (it’s actually not that bad once you get going), and then you put them in the slow cooker. You can simply set-it-and-forget it while you’re out of the house at work or running errands, and then come home to a house that smells amazing.

If you’re looking for other recipes to make this holiday season, I put together a list of 35 of the best 5-ingredient recipes. Happy holidays!

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Butter
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Serves: 8-9 cups of apple butter
  1. Peel/core/slice and dice your apples and put them in aslow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  3. Let cool for a little bit, then put contents of the slow cooker into a blender or food processor and process until smooth (about 1-3 minutes!)
  4. Pour into jars, let cool and then put in the refrigerator.

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  • Marcia

    What type of apples work best for apple butter?

    • Sweetphi

      Any kind of apples would work, I like to use Jonathan, Pink Lady, Fiji or Gala 🙂

  • Marcia

    I often have trouble printing your recipes. Is there a trick to fixes no this problem? I love your recipes!

    • Sweetphi

      So glad you like my recipes! Unfortunately the print issue might be related to your browser and personal computer/printer settings. Each recipe has a ‘print’ button, are you seeing those? I have heard people telling me that they’re viewing the recipe on their tablet/ipad and said it wasn’t printing, but then we figured out that their device wasn’t hooked up to a printer lol. So my only suggestion would be to make sure you’re viewing the recipes from a device that is hooked up to a printer.
      If you are able to print sometimes and just not others, we can definitely try to troubleshoot to try and figure it out – my email is sweetphiblog@gmail.com
      Thank you!

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