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Slow cooker apple butter

Crave the spicy, deep flavor of cinnamon and apples in this rich apple butter you can make in just a few hours with a shortcut (applesauce!). Slow cooker apple butter is a southern treat for your toast, biscuits or just a spoon!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 hours
Total Time 15 hours 5 minutes
Servings 5 -6
Calories 343kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 7 cups UNSWEETENED applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice


  • Mix all ingredients in the crock of your slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 12 hours with the lid on.
  • Remove the lid and continue to cook 2-3 more hours until the butter is very thick. You can cook it as long as you want to to reach your desired thickness.
  • To store, place the hot apple butter into canning jars, add a flat and a ring and turn upside down. Allow to cool in this position to seal the lids.
  • You can also store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-4 weeks. If it lasts that long.


Calories: 343kcal