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How to Make Apple Butter From Applesauce in the Crockpot

Heidi Samia | Eleanor Rose Home

Indulge in the rich, comforting flavors of autumn with this incredibly easy and delicious apple butter recipe made from applesauce. This recipe is a shortcut to the timeless classic, requiring little effort but delivering big flavor.

Apple butter is a velvety, spiced fruit spread with a rich and concentrated apple flavor. Unlike traditional butter, it contains no dairy. Instead, it’s made by slow cooking applesauce until the mixture darkens and thickens.

What is apple butter?

– Easy to Make – Versatile – Customizable

What You'll Love About This Homemade Apple Butter Recipe

– Unsweetened Applesauce – Granulated Sugar – Brown Sugar – Ground Cinnamon – Ground Cloves – Ground Nutmeg – Pinch of Salt – Apple Cider Vinegar – Pure Vanilla Extract

Ingredients for Apple Butter

Apple Butter Recipe Step #1:  Combine Ingredients in Crockpot

Place the applesauce, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, apple cider vinegar, and pinch of salt into the crockpot.

Apple Butter Recipe Step #2: Cook Low & Slow

Set your crockpot to the low heat setting and let the mixture simmer gently for about 6-8 hours.

Apple Butter Recipe Step #3: Blend Ingredients Together

Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the apple butter mixture until smooth.

Apple Butter Recipe Step #4: Continue Slow Cooking

Cook on low for another 2-3 hours, until the sauce has thickened, and has become dark brown in color. Once your apple butter has reached the perfect consistency, turn off the crockpot and let it cool.

How to Enjoy Apple Butter

1. Spread on Toast or English Muffins 2. Stir into Oatmeal 3. Top Off Pancakes or Waffles 4. Dip for French Toast Sticks 5. Marinade or BBQ Sauce

Gifting Apple Butter

Homemade apple butter isn’t just a delicious treat; it can also be a heartwarming and great gift idea. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just to show someone you care, presenting a jar of your homemade apple butter is a gesture of love and creativity.

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