Slow Cooker Apple Butter Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter Image by: James Tse Author: Gilean Watts and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

This richly spiced apple butter makes more than you'll need for a single loaf of bread, but it'll keep in your fridge for a week or in your freezer for up to two months. Spread it onto warm bread and rolls, or stir it into cake batters in place of applesauce.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 6 hours & 15 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In slow cooker, combine apples, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and salt. Stir in apple juice; cover and cook on high until apples are very tender, about 4 hours.

Scrape mixture into large bowl; using immersion blender, purée until smooth. (Alternatively, in batches, purée in upright blender.) Stir in lemon juice. Bring to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months; thaw before using.)

Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the best flavour, use a combination of your favourite sweet-tart cooking apples. We used a mix of McIntosh, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Gala.

Makes about 3 cups.

Nutritional facts Per 1 tbsp: about

  • Sodium 13 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Calories 23
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Potassium 24 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g


  • Iron 1
  • Vitamin C 2
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