Easy Homemade Apple Butter

This Easy Crockpot Apple Butter is so simple and cooks overnight in your crockpot! It’s creamy and sweet and a healthier alternative to jams and jellies.

A jar filled with crockpot apple butter.

There is just something about the taste of apple butter that screams fall to me. Fall is my favorite season. I love the cool crisp air, flannel shirts, football and home cooked food. I am sharing a recipe that is sure to make your mouth water and your family will be begging for more. My Easy Homemade Apple Butter recipe is a hit in our home!

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Crocpot apple butter spread onto an english muffin.

This apple butter recipe is so easy to make! Start by chopping a 5 pound bag of apples. The best apples to use for this recipe are Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji, McIntosh or Winesap as they are softer, meatier apples. You can also use Granny Smith for a more tart flavor like we did, or yellow delicious for a more mild sweetness. The best part about this recipe, is that there is no apple peeling needed. Yes, you read that correctly. You will leave the apple peel on. Peeling apples is usually why most people don’t even want to bother with making homemade apple butter. But not this recipe. Because the skin is the most nutritional part of the apple, keeping it on is a win win.

Since this crockpot apple butter needs about 10 hours on low for cooking (I don’t recommend the high setting as the sugars can burn), the apple butter cooks overnight in your slow cooker so your entire house is filled with the smell of apples and cinnamon when you wake up. YUM!

Apple butter spread onto an english muffin.


Apple butter is basically a condensed applesauce that is thick and spreadable and so delicious. It’s perfect for spreading on toast or English muffins, or any other type of bread or cracker. Since it can be stored for a while in the fridge, apple butter also makes a great holiday gift. You can also make these as cute gifts for friends and family any time of the year because everyone will love them. This batch of apple butter will fill about four half pint jars. Perfect size for sharing. And trust me this is gift anyone would love to receive!

A jar of crockpot apple butter | Apple butter recipe

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A jar filled with apple butter on a table

Easy Homemade Apple Butter

This Easy Crockpot Apple Butter is so simple and cooks overnight in your crockpot! It’s creamy and sweet and a healthier alternative to jams and jellies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 10 mins
Course condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 32 servings
Calories 98kcal


  • 10 - 12 Medium Apples approximately 5 pounds, cored and chopped. (Leave the skins on the apples)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Add chopped apples to a crockpot.
  • In a medium size bowl combine sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, salt, ground nutmeg, vanilla extract.
  • Pour the sugar mixture over the chopped apples in the crockpot and stir until well coated.
  • Cover with lid and cook on low for 10 hours.
  • Puree the apple mixture with an immersion blender or a in counter-top blender until smooth. 
  • Once the apple butter is smooth and cool, store in mason jars or an air tight jar. Store in refrigerator for up to one month or freezer for up to one year.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature on rolls, biscuits, engligh muffins, toast or crackers!


Yields approximately 4 cups.


Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 3gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword crockpot apple butter, slow cooker apple butter

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Easy homemade Apple Butter

easy homemade apple butter

easy homemade apple butter

easy homemade apple butter

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. I’m excited to not have to peel the apples, but I’ll have to use a sweetener other than sugar since my husband must limit his sugar intake. Apple butter is his favorite. When freezing, do you freeze in jars or use another kind of container?

  2. I just finished my first batch. My jars are hot and so is my sauce. Can I bottle them hot so that they will vacuum seal the can and then keep it on the shelf?

  3. This sounds so yummy. I have apples in my freezer
    right now but they are peeled? Would I still be able to use them?

  4. This is a magnificent recipe for Apple Butter, not only easy but the Brown Sugar and Vanilla give it a depth of flavor that is perfection. Well done Kristin! Thank you!

    1. If they seem done, you could test them by mashing. If it doesn’t work, you could cook them cor longer.

  5. Just made it for the second time. Figured out the juice. I wish my crockpot was bigger so I can make more at one time I have people lined up for their jar lol.

  6. This is my second batch. Ready to purée it, but I can’t remember if I poured the juice in the blender of should I spoon it out with a slotted spoon. Family and friends love it.

  7. Just made the slow cooker apple butter. Very easy and very delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  8. I love this recipe! Does it need to be refrigerated right away? I was going to make it for gifts, but am worried about it being at room temperature for too long.

  9. My first time doing something like this. I love it. It smells great and the taste is even better. I’ll be making it more often. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  10. I just finished making this and it tastes and smells amazing! One question… Am I able to hot wash can this recipe?

  11. Ok I have a question,can this be sweetened with honey? And stevia? I’m in recovery from cancer and sugar is dangerous for me

    1. Sure you can try replacing the sugar, but I can’t say how well it would work since I haven’t tried it. Good luck!