Best Crockpot Apple Butter: Healthy Smart Kids in the Kitchen!
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A delicious recipe for crockpot apple butter. Make it with your kids in the kitchen!
Recipe type: Crockpot Apple Butter
Serves: 8 jars
  • 6 pounds apples or enough to fill up a large crockpot
  • 2 cups apple cider or apple juice. If you want your apple butter thick, put in 1 cup of juice. The apples make their own juice, too.
  • 1 cup sugar (you can vary this depending on the sweetness of your apples—start with ½ cup—it may be sweet enough)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Cut and core the apples. You can leave the skins on or peel them off
  2. Fill the large crockpot to the top with apples
  3. Mix the apple juice/cider, sugar and spices and pour over the apples
  4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours (your house will smell amazing!)
  5. In batches, blend in a blender.
  6. Pour into sterilized jars. Put the band on and screw the metal ring on the jar.
  7. In a canning pot, bring the water to a boil. Carefully put in the jars. Bring the water back to a boil and boil for 15 minutes. Remove and set on the counter to cool
  8. You can eliminate step #7 and just freeze the apple butter. Put in 2-cup plastic freezer containers with lids and freeze.
Recipe by Good Parenting Brighter Children at