Make this spiced apple butter in a slow cooker. This is our best and easiest slow cooker apple butter recipe for canning. And use our simple instructions on how to can apple butter.
How to Make Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Butter:
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How to can apple butter:
This recipe will make 4 half pint mason jars
Spoon the apple butter into the hot half-pint canning jars leaving a quarter inch headspace. Clean the rims and place lids on the jars.
Place the filled jars back into the water bath. The water should come up to within 1-2 inches of the top of the jar and the jars should not be crowded. Bring temperature to a rolling boil and boil for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the jars using a Jar Lifter and set on a clean dry towel.
Let sit undisturbed for 12-24 hours. After 12-24 hours check to make sure they have sealed by touching the center, it should not move up and down.
Ways to enjoy this spiced apple butter:
- Spread on toasted bread
- On Southern biscuits
- Fold and mash into baked sweet potatoes
- On pork loin or pork chops
- Rolled into heated tortillas
- on pancakes or waffles
- in a cake
Other Apple Recipes:
- Mini Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry
- Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Crescent Rolls
- Texas Apple Kolaches
- Glazed Apple Hand Pies
- Apple Blossom Cake
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Homemade Apple Butter
- 8 apples peeled and diced
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- Remove from slow cooker and puree in a food processor or use an immersion blender until completely smooth.
- Spoon in half-pint canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace, remove any air bubbles, wipe the rims of the jars and place lids on.
Canning and Water Bath Instructions:
- Fill a home canner half-way with water. You could also use a large saucepot or stockpot with a cake rack placed on the bottom to keep the jars from touching the bottom of the pot. Place empty jars, lids, and rings in the water, bring water to a simmer over medium heat.
- Remove the empty jars one at a time using a jar lifter and fill with the apple butter leaving 1/4 headspace. Carefully remove any bubbles. (I use a wooden or porcelain chopstick, do not use metal). Remove the lids and rings from the boiling water with a magnetic lid-lifter. Place lids and rings on jars.
- Place filled jars back into the water bath using the jar lifter. The water should come up to within 1-2 inches of the top of the jar and the jars should not be crowded.
- Bring temperature to a rolling boil and boil for 15 minutes. Carefully remove and set on a clean dry towel. Let sit undisturbed for 12-24 hours.
- After 12-24 hours check to make sure they have sealed by touching the center, it should not move up and down.
Sunday 23rd of October 2022
Do the apples need to be fresh or can they be older from a picking from a few weeks ago?
Sunday 23rd of October 2022
They can certainly be fresh. I have used both in preparing this recipe.
Carrie from Carrie This Home
Friday 19th of September 2014
Just looking at this has me totally ready for fall! Thanks so much for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop, Evelyn! I'll be featuring your post at our next party on Sunday night!
Wednesday 17th of September 2014
Love apple butter--yum!
Tuesday 16th of September 2014
I know what I'll be using my apples for this year! Thanks for the recipe!
Sunday 17th of August 2014
Love this! I am making apple butter this week!