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Crock Pot Apple Butter

I had some apples go mushy before we ate them all and decided to make some crock pot apple butter.

My mother's recipe had to be altered for such a small batch. Although I used my apple peeler/slicer, I forgot I didnt need to peel them darn it.
I used my little Rival Crock-ette. I started them at 10am Sunday.

1 1/2 pounds (6) red delicious apples
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 c water

After the apples had cooked about an hour, I chopped them into smaller pieces.
Sorry these two pics are so gold.  The light in my kitchen is yuck and my camera wasn't cooperating.

After four hours of cooking with no lid on, I took my Oster stick blender and pureed it.  We like velvety smooth apple butter.

Finally, at 11:30 pm last night I dumped it into a jar and into the fridge. 

This morning I had some on toast for breakfast.  It's so thick, velvety, and yummy!

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Now I have 3 pie pumpkins and 1 medium pumpkin I need to do something with.
Anyone have any suggestions?  I've never prepared pie pumpkins.  Do I just slice them in half and scoop out the pulp?  Can I put it in a jar in fridge until next week and make pumpkin pies out of them or should I wait until next week to do it?


  1. Thanks so much forthe apple butter recipe. A neighbor years ago used to make it and give us some. Now I can make my own.:-)

  2. Mmmmmmmm looks so yummy!!
    Have a great week.

  3. Yum. I love apple butter. I have yet to make my own, but have made crockpot apple sauce many times so I think I can handle this. :) I have some bad apples too. Well, not bad, but a little too soft for my liking to eat. I had such bad morning sickness/all day sickness that I couldn't hardly eat any of the apples my family picked at the orchard. :( So I have a big paper bag in my garage fridge. Apple butter it is. Have a great Turkey Day!!


  4. You can do either with your pumpkins . Very easy to work with. You can even bake them whole and take out the seeds later. They also keep for a long while so if you dont want to use them all at once you just leave one set until needed. Good luck

  5. Precious let me know how it turns out. My aunt used Splenda when she made hers.

    Jill hope you have a blessed week and holiday too.

    TNMB Let us know how it turns out. I've made crockpot applesauce a long time ago and my boys didn't like it. lol

    Cheapdate thanks for the pumpkin tips, I really appreciate them.

  6. Your apple butter looks so tasty my stomach started growling.
    I have been making my own pumpkin for years. I have even frozen the prepared pumpkin for use in pies, nut bread and cookies. The info is just a bit too long for a comment but I will go post it on my blog right now.
    Right after I get a snack.

  7. Traci I'm headed your way. Thank you so much.

  8. Cool. Glad to try making apple butter. I've never had it before and just put the ingredients in the pot just before I wrote this comment. I tasted the spoon and it was GOOOD! Can't wait.

    Have a great day!

  9. This sounds really good! Can you freeze the apple butter after it is made? Or can it?