Crockpot Apple Butter (No Sugar Added)

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Apple Butter – This easy crockpot apple butter is amazing and tastes just like fall in a jar! Plus it’s healthy and has no sugar added. It makes the perfect spread to add on top of toast, biscuits, oatmeal…you name it!

This apple butter is so simple and makes the perfect fall recipe. It’s one of my favorite easy apple recipes, along with crockpot applesauce, cinnamon apple chips and cinnamon oat baked apples.

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Crockpot Apple Butter

This delicious apple butter tastes just like fall in a jar and is amazing on top of toast, homemade biscuits, mix it in your oatmeal, yogurt or cottage cheese. I love putting the apples in the crockpot at night and letting the apple butter simmer all night long. In the morning, your home will smell like pure heaven.

I made this apple butter recipe without sugar since I’ve been adding it to my oatmeal in the mornings, but you could definitely add sugar to sweeten it a bit. This apple butter recipe is so easy to make and is great to have stored in the fridge. I’ll definitely be making multiple batches of this crockpot apple butter this fall!

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What is apple butter

You may be wondering what the difference is between apple butter and apple sauce. Both require slow cooking apples and spices, however apple butter cooks for longer – which makes a more thick and caramelized dark brown spread that’s packed with a ton of apple flavor. Apple butter is basically just applesauce that’s been concentrated.

How to make apple butter

This crockpot apple butter is so simple to make. I like to cook it overnight, so that when I wake up in the morning it’s pretty much ready. Scroll down for the printable apple butter recipe.

  1. Place apples in bottom of slow cooker. Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves over top. Pour water in and then stir to combine.
  2. Cook on low 8-10 hours, or until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
  3. Place apples in blender and blend until it reaches your desired consistency. Taste and add any seasonings or sugar if desired. Cook an additional hour.
  4. Spoon mixture into containers and seal with a lid. It will keep for 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator and 4 months in the freezer.

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Favorite ways to use apple butter recipe

Bread: This apple butter recipe tastes amazing on all types of bread. I especially like to spread it on top of homemade biscuits, toasted whole wheat bread, pancakes and breakfast muffins.

Oatmeal: My favorite way to eat this crockpot apple butter has been mixing it in with my oatmeal in the mornings. Add the apple spread along with some sliced apples, nut butter, chopped nuts, yogurt and chocolate chips and you’ll have yourself the ultimate fall oatmeal!

Yogurt or Cottage Cheese: Add a couple of spoonfuls of this apple butter to your yogurt or cottage cheese to help sweeten it up. I like to sprinkle some extra cinnamon on top too.

Baked Brie: This apple butter recipe tastes amazing on top of baked brie. You could even add some chopped nuts for a small crunch.

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Apple Butter Recipe

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple butter
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 39 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Apple Butter - This easy crockpot apple butter is amazing and tastes just like fall in a jar! Plus it's healthy and has no sugar added. It makes the perfect spread to add on top of toast, biscuits, oatmeal...you name it! 

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fuji apples (peeled, cored and chopped)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup water

Optional: pinch of salt, sugar if desired

Instructions

  1. Place the apples in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves over top. Pour the water in and then stir to combine.

  2. Cook on low 8-10 hours, or until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.

  3. Place apples in a blender and blend until it reaches your desired consistency. Taste and add any seasonings or sugar if desired. Cook an additional hour. 

  4. Spoon mixture into containers and seal with a lid. It will keep for 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator and 4 months in the freezer. 

Recipe Notes

Makes about 2 cups.

If you'd like to sweeten this apple butter, simply add 1/4 cup sugar. Then add 1 Tablespoon at a time until you reach desired sweetness. 

Nutrition Facts
Apple Butter Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 0.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This apple butter makes a great gift. I put them in mini jars and added a sticker on top with a ribbon. Enjoy!

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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19 comments on “Crockpot Apple Butter (No Sugar Added)”

  1. Totally making this today with the apples from our tree!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  2. What a great gift to give during the holidays! That is… if there is any left ;)

  3. This looks amazing!!! I can’t wait to try it! Have you tried making this in the Instant Pot too?

  4. What size slow cooker did you use?  Thanks!  Definitely making this weekend.

  5. Wow, this recipe looks great. Very interesting combination of ingredients. I really like. THANK YOU!

  6. Wow, how amazing does that look! I’m sure this is incredibly delicious!

  7. Oh my goodness, this sounds ahhmaaazing!! I LOVE that its sugar free!!

  8. This is a dream for apple season!

  9. Wow this sounds and looks absolutely amazing!!
    Laura & Bailey | https://cavapaws.com

  10. I bet this makes your house smell so good! I love that there is no sugar added in there!

  11. to make this even better, use cider instead of water. Pure flavor! I’ll be using apples from our tree which makes it even more fun.

  12. Looks delicious and so easy to make! !

  13. UMM yes please. This is everything I need!

  14. Question, I don’t care for Cloves, would it be as good WITHOUT 1/4 tsp ground cloves? Just thought I’d ask. It’s a small quantity so may not make any difference at all.

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