This homemade apple butter is so easy to make in your slow cooker! Make a huge batch, divide them into jars, and gift them this holiday with our free printable gift tags from the Homemade Christmas Gift Guide!
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Crockpot Apple Butter (Better than store-bought!)
Years ago, I decided to try making homemade apple butter as an experimental do-it-yourself project.
I’m not typically that much of an apple butter fan, but I’m glad I didn’t let that deter me because, let me tell you, this homemade apple butter is fantastic — much, much better than any storebought stuff I’ve ever tried!
And if you use clearance bags of apples on markdown, this can be a very inexpensive recipe!
What is Apple Butter?
Apple butter is a spreadable preserve made by slowly cooking apples and spices over low heat in order to concentrate the flavors. The cooked apples are pureed or blended to create apple butter’s signature smooth texture.
There’s not actually any butter in apple butter!
Why You’ll Love This Apple Butter Crock Pot Recipe
It’s such a delicious and versatile treat any time of year, but especially in the fall/winter when apples are ripe.
Plus, it’s SO easy to make in a slow cooker!
And other than the peeling and chopping process, which did take me a little while (though it was relaxing–especially since I listened to an audiobook at the same time!), the whole process was so simple.
Once the apples were peeled and sliced, the crockpot did the rest of the work!
This Apple Butter is a GREAT gift idea!
This apple butter is a yummy, unique gift idea to give during the holidays. And it’s SO easy to…