crockpot apple butter in a jar

Crockpot Apple Butter

What to do with all those apples you picked this Fall? Make Crockpot Apple Butter! Grab your Crockpot and throw in some local apples, cinnamon powder, and brown sugar for a delicious homemade comforting apple butter! 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Gluten Free, Holidays, Plant Based, Seasonal, Slow Cooker, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword crockpot apple butter, homemade apple butter, slow cooker apple butter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24 tablespoons
Calories 90kcal
Author Gina Marie


  • 10 - 11 medium - large local apples cored and chopped
  • 1/4 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg optional


  • Rinse all your local apples. Then slice apples with your apple slicer. Chop apples into small pieces. You do not have to peel the apples unless you desire to (I suggest keeping them all since that is where all the nutrients lie,)
  • Place apples in a large crockpot.
  • Next pour add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg over apple pieces and stir until well combined.
  • Cook covered in a crockpot on low heat for 10 hours. (set your timer)
  • Once 10 hours has elapsed, use your immersion blender to puree apples until buttery and smooth. I found my apple butter to be thick and smooth enough at this point but if it still needs to thicken, turn crockpot on low heat and cook for an additional 2 hours uncovered. Stir occasionally.
  • Store apple butter refrigerated in a glass container for about 2 weeks. Keep in freezer for about 2 months.


  • If you do not have an immersion blender, pour the apples into a blender and puree until smooth, then return to crockpot.
  • You can try this recipe with pears as well.
  • Add as little or much sugar as you like. Depending on the type of apples you use you may not have to add any sugar.
  • Mix and match your spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla bean, orange zest, etc the possibilities are endless!


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 7% | Calcium: 8% | Iron: 2%