I love homemade Apple Butter and when I came across this crockpot version I just had to try it. I made a few tweeks for my liking but it was so simple to make. From now on this will be how I will always make it! I like to put Apple Butter on bagels, biscuits and waffles. This recipe is also naturally gluten free! After it is prepared you can store in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 week. You can also can the apple butter for a 6-12 month shelf life. Cafe Mocha Recipe and Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits pair well with Apple Butter! It also makes a great topping on pancakes!
Crockpot Apple Butter
- 6 pounds medium apples, any variety will work
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 5 teaspoons cinnamon
- Peel, core, and slice apples in fourths.
- Put them in the crockpot with the vanilla, sugar and spices.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- Once apples are very tender, mash with a fork or potato masher.
- Continue to cook on low for another 5-6 hours, stirring occasionally.
I used a mixture of granny smith and gala apples.