This easy homemade apple butter recipe is an easy way to use apples. It’s a tasty alternative to butter, jellies or other toppings for bread, pancakes and more!
Homemade Apple Butter Recipe
9 to 10 apples, cored, peeled and chopped
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. salt
Place everything into a crock pot. Stir, cover and cook on high 1 hour. Cook on low for 9-11 hours or until thick and dark brown. Stir occasionally. Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. Stir with whisk until smooth. Refrigerate or Freeze. Makes 2 pints.
Tips! A stick blender makes quick work of Applesauce and Apple Butter.
Use a canning funnel to pour Apple Butter and Applesauce into freezer bags.
going to have to try this. i just got a bag of apples. i allways wanted to try apple butter. sounds good. we usaully have a few apples around. we chopp lettuce up grate a carrot and chopp up and apple and add a few pecans and make salad using up older apples. think i am going up stairs in a few and make apple butter.
Patricia G Fox
For “almost homemade” apple butter, I buy unsweetened organic apple sauce and start from there. I spice with cinnamon, ginger, allspice and cloves and add a smidge of salt and a little vanilla. Using deep Pyrex bowl, I microwave until reduced by half. A mesh spatter shield helps.
Stir once every five minutes or so. Use a blender if you want a smoother texture. Normally the apples are sweet enough, but if not, I add brown sugar or Splenda after cooking to taste.
Applesauce, even organic, is often cheaper than apples. Using a microwave is faster and there is less chance of scorching, but you can do this on the stove top or in a slow cooker with the kid ajar.
Hands down best apple butter recipe I have ever made. Sometimes I use 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of light brown sugar. Always turns out and my family just loves it.
Oh thank you Barb so glad you like it. It is Tawra’s great grandma’s recipe that she had had for years so I don’t know how old it is.
I have made this apple butter and it is so easy. It is really good. This was my first time to make it.
So glad you liked it Janet. It was Tawra’s great grandma’s recipe that she had used for years. She did a lot of canning when she lived on their farm so she made sure they were easy recipes she used.