We love spreads and fruit butters on top of toasts, granola, and yogurt. However, most store-bought spreads and butters are full of sugar and added preservatives. Try making homemade crock-pot apple butter at home for a lower sugar option with no additives!
I remember visiting the Apple Barn during my childhood and smelling all the the amazing aromas all of the apple baked goods. They made apple pies, apple cakes, apple butters, apple cider, apple jam and anything apple you could possibly imagine.
A jar of homemade apple butter from the Apple Barn tastes absolutely wonderful but will contain a good bit of sugar. The other ingredients are pretty acceptable, we prefer to cut artificial sugar in any ways we can.
The apple butter from the Apple Barn inspired me to make my own version of apple butter with ingredients we use more often in our home. I still wanted that amazing fall aroma to fill our home as it simmered, With the help of the crock-pot, our home smells like fall for at least a day or two after I make apple butter!
This is a very “hands-off” recipe but turns out so delicious!
How long does homemade CROCK-POT apple butter Last?
If kept cold in the fridge, apple butter will last about a year.
If you plan to preserve your apple butter, the jars will last in your pantry for 12-18 months if stored properly.
how to can apple butter for long term storage
Spoon hot apple butter into mason jars, leaving 0.5″ space at the top. Remove any extra apple butter on rims of jars. Top with a NEW canning lid and ring. Place the jars in a water bath for 20 minutes. Remove the jars and sit on counter. Check to make sure they are sealed by pressing on the lid to see if it pops. If it makes a sound when you press it, it is not sealed. If it is tight and sealed down then you can store it in the pantry!
How to make homemade crock-pot apple butter
Homemade Crockpot Apple Butter
- 3-4 apples , peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 cup honey
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1-2 TBSP cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- Mix all ingredients in crockpot and let simmer on High for 8-10 hours.
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