How to Make Homemade Apple Butter

How to Make Apple Butter Recipe

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This is a easy apple butter recipe with or without sugar. How to peel and cut up lots of extra apples to make a delicious homemade apple butter. This recipe uses the crock pot for a carefree, easy recipe. Different methods of peeling apples are demonstrated. Make sweet or sugar-free version – your choice!

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How to Make Apple Butter

How to Make Apple Butter

Crockpot Apple Butter
Serves 10
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
8 hr
  1. 12 large apples, peeled, cored, finely chopped
  2. 2 cinnamon sticks
  3. 1 TBSP whole cloves
  4. 1 quick grind of nutmeg
  5. Apple juice or cider (to cover bottom of crockpot)
  1. Peel and rough chop apples. Push cinnamon sticks under apples. Tie cloves into muslin. Grate nutmeg over. Pour enough cider into crockpot to cover bottom by an inch or two.
  2. Cook on high for 6-8 hours.
  3. Puree with a stick blender, if desired.
  4. Remove to shallow pan to reduce and thicken.
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About John MacDowall

I was born in Poughkeepsie, NY. We moved to a farm during middle school where I learned about raising animals and growing food. Now, I live in the affluent suburbs of Washington, DC and wonder why people eat the way they do.

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