Crockpot Apple Butter


  • 6 lbs of apples peeled, cored, sliced **weight before peeling**
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


  1. Place all ingredients into a large crock pot. Turn on high for 1 hour, then turn to low for an additional 10-11 hours. Uncover and cook for 1 hour longer on low to thicken.
  2. The Final Step - placing the cooked apples through the sieve
  3. Put through a sieve to smooth out. Makes 4-5 pints. Freeze or can (10 minutes in a hot water bath).

Recipe Notes

Tart apples are best to use - Jonathan, McIntosh, Winesap, Cortlands, and Gala are just a few of the varieties that we find best for making good apple butter. Local orchards are usually a great resource as well - and are usually more than glad to tell you what varieties they grow are best for.
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms