I’m a huge fan of slow cookers recipes because really, what’s not to love about a recipe that requires minimal hands-on cooking time? This slow cooker apple butter made my apartment smell fantastic and tastes like fresh cinnamon apple goodness. I love mine slathered on whole grain toast or bagels for breakfast or a quick snack. A perfect fall treat!
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
5 lbs. apples (I used Gala), peeled, cored and cut into quarters
1 cup maple syrup or agave syrup
1/2 cup apple juice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Place all the above ingredients into a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker set on low covered with the lid. Cook for 4 to 5 hours. Stir occasionally during the last two hours of cooking to break up the apples (they should fall apart fairly easily and form a fairly smooth butter-like consistency).
Continue to cook for 30 additional minutes without the lid, stirring frequently, to achieve the consistency you desire.
Transfer butter into canning jars. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
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