Slow-Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter recipes don't come any better than this. It has the BIG three: Quick, Easy, Delicious!

For the perfect bread to pair with your apple butter, choose homemade. I enjoy a little apple butter with Whole Wheat-Banana Muffins, Spiced Pumpkin Bread (WW), and Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. What is your favorite bread-apple butter pairing?

Recipe by Alix Nancy Botsford, Seminole, OK

Makes  9 servings
(Ideal slow-cooker size: 5- or 6-quart)

Calories:180  ♥ Fat: 0  ♥ Carbs: 46g ♥ Fiber: 5g ♥ Protein: 1g ♥ Sodium: 15mg ♥ Cholesterol: 0mg  ♥ Points Plus: 5 ♥ Old Points: 3

Slow-Cooker Apple Butter


  • 108-oz can (#8 size) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups cider
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves, or 1 tsp. ground nutmeg, (optional)


  1. Combine applesauce and cider in slow cooker.
  2. Cover. Cook on high 3-4 hours.
  3. Add spices.
  4. Cover. Cook 1 more hour.
  5. Sterilize cup- or pint-size jars. Heat lids.
  6. Fill jars with apple butter. Clean rim with damp paper towel. Put on lids.
  7. Place in canner and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.