Slow Cooker Apple Butter

I made apple butter today.

I had a few apples left over from the crop we got this year, other half had gone and rescued them from the tree. I figured as they weren’t good enough for straight eating I’d make something.

I had made apple butter last year and it was a big hit, in fact we are still eating it and down to the last tub this week. I was feeling decidedly lazy and jam was not on my creative agenda today so I went ahead and made some more apple butter.

I can’t remember what recipe I used before so I sort of winged it as they say here, it turned out good.

My recipe.

Around 4lbs of apples, washed, sliced and cored.

1/2 cup brown sugar.

1/2 cup white sugar.

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground ginger

Around 1/2 teaspoon salt.

I mixed everything together in the slow cooker.

I cooked mine on high for four hours, I stirred it every hour or so.

Then turned it to low once it had turned a rich caramely brown colour.

I cooked on low another 3/4 hour then turned off the heat.

I let it cool and transferred into 4 jars.

This is not something we ever see where I live, it’s typically not a Northern Irish thing. However my other half does enjoy a spoonful of this in his breakfast porridge each morning.

11 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Apple Butter”

  1. My recipe for my apple pie filling is similar to your apple butter recipe..Mine has apples, maple syrup, apple sauce, cinnamon, vanilla, and the juice of 1/2 an orange. No ginger.
    Now I am hungry!

    1. It’s really quite approximate too, just don’t focus on the weights and timings. Icould tell when it was ready when I stirred it firmly and the apples were all dissolved into the caramel colour sauce.

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