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Savor the season with easy Crock-pot Apple Butter. Packed with fall flavors it's perfect for breakfast, snack or gifting! | The Teatime Baker | Apple Butter Recipe | Autumn Breakfast | Homemade #crockpotapplebutter

Crock-pot Apple Butter

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  • Author: The Teatime Baker
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5-6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours
  • Yield: 4 pints 1x
  • Category: Sauces


Savor the season with easy Crock-pot Apple Butter. Packed with fall flavors it’s perfect for breakfast, snack or gifting!


  • 3 pounds (1 1/2 kg) of apples (I like a tart variety)
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) honey
  • 1/3 cup sugar (white or brown)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice


  1. Peel, core and chop your apples.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the crock-pot, then add the apple chunks and stir to combine.
  3. Cook on low for about 4 hours, then stir and cook for 1-2 more hours.
  4. At this point your apple butter should be getting thick and just have small pieces of apple in it.
  5. Puree with an immersion blender or in a regular blender.
  6. If you want it thicker you can continue to cook it down for longer.
  7. Put it in jars and start eating!
  8. Apple butter can be canned or frozen for up to a year.


Adapted from Dessert for Two.

I like my apple butter well spiced, but you can start with 1 tsp cinnamon and add more later if you’re not sure how much you want.

If you are using a sweet variety of apple you might want to start with less sugar.