Easy Apple Butter Recipe

If you are anything like me, you pick up a temporary kind of sickness during apple picking.  Despite being a perfectly reasonable person who logically knows only so many apples can be consumed before going foul, you still bring home a heaving bag of the fruit with visions of domestic godesshood.  A few days later, you are completely sick of apples and wonder why on earth you bought so many.  If so, this post is for you.

Courtesy of the kitchen whiz that is also my future sister in law (heretofore known as Aunt Amber), I have a recipe to use up all those extra apples that will make you appear like you have a clue in the kitchen when you really don't.  Apple Butter!

AppleButter (1 of 1)

All you need is a slow cooker and a blender and you are in business.  This will keep in your fridge for a while but you can also can it for longer storage (also great for gifts!)



If you have a favorite recipe to use up the barrels full of apples that are oh so tempting, please share it.

more yummy dishes: blueberry buckle, rainbow cake, pear claufouti, banoffee pie


  1. Callie grayson9:04 AM

    I love apple butter! And yes, I always buy way to many apples! What agreat solution!

  2. Janette@The2Seasons9:09 AM

    I make this crockpot apple butter.  It is a great hostess gift.  Here's a hint to simplify things:  If you don't want to deal with apples, you can start with apple sauce (I buy the big cans at Costco).  It cuts down on the cooking time and sugar you add, but the taste is the same.  Plus, the house still smells amazing.

  3. Adrienne10:05 AM

    Thank you lady!  The hubs just brought home two five-gallon buckets full of apples last night, and after he made apple crisp, we still have two almost-full five gallon buckets of apples.  Perfect timing!

  4. This looks so good. Passing it on to a friend and hoping she makes some for me.

  5. Tracy4:29 PM

    Called Black Butter recipe here x

  6. trickortreat9:46 PM

    I can't wait to fill my house with the aroma of the cooking apples and cinnamon- it will smell like Fall! Is the quantity 6 jars like your photo shows? I need to know how many empty jars to buy.

  7. Kraegibson10:00 PM

    Can I use any type of apples for this recipe? I'm going to pick Granny Smith apples in a week or so to make pies. I'm sure I'll have apples left over.

  8. Katie Rogers9:25 AM

    This sounds yummy!
    If you have extra apples laying around, they freeze well so you can have apples later in the year for pies (or more apple butter!)

  9. Yes the amount I wrote above fills about 6 jars.

  10. This is a bit of a different recipe. The apple butter isn't black. But that website is pretty funny; how are you going to cook 700lbs of apples in a sauce pan :)

  11. Pbayly6:09 PM

    63 pounds picked. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. I have always wanted to go apple picking.  I like to picture myself frolicking through the orchard but in actuality I would probably be fighting off bees and sweating to death.  This recipe looks amazing.  What a fun little activity.

  13. Erin Tatum12:15 PM

    I've got high standards for my apple butter -- my family had a tradition for 100+ years of making apple butter in the mountains of Virginia.  As the older generation has died off, they've stopped making it each year, and I miss it like crazy.  I can't wait to try your recipe to see if it lives up.  ;-)

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

  14. Connie3:45 AM

    Apples can be frozen??? I never even thought to do that!


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