Apple Butter

It’s day TWO of Getting Canned week here at Dragonfly Designs. Please grab a button {below} and invite friends to follow along as we share recipes, tips and eye candy!



Today is all about {simply delish} Apple Butter.
I found a recipe here that uses a crock pot, here’s my take:


Apple Butter

I LOVE this recipe! Using a crock pot certainly cleared off some space on my stove top. For more canning!

Apple Butter

We took the boys apple picking in my Grandma’s orchard last weekend. It was a blast! We harvested 4 large, reusable, bags of apples.

Apple Butter

I don’t have much in the way of fancy apple core/peeler gadgets so the less prep work the better. I quartered, cored and sliced my apples {skin on}.


Apple Butter

My crock pot full of ingredients ~ apples, 2c. sugar, 1t. cinnamon, 1/4t. cloves and 1/4t. salt.

Apple Butter

I cooked the apples on low for most of the day {about 8 hours}, stirring frequently with a whisk.

Apple Butter

Then I hauled out my magic bullet {ha ha} and blended the mixture ~ a food processor would probably be a better choice. I threw it back in the crock pot and cooked for another 2 hours.

Apple Butter

I poured my mixture into hot, sterilized jars and voila! yummy Apple Butter!


Apple Butter

My kids love this with crackers but it would be good with pretzels or on toast too! I am no expert so if you have any tips or techniques, please share!!


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6 Comments

  1. Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas says

    Hi..I’m Barb…Love your blog!! I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. I also would love for you to be a new Fan of my Facebook page too & click “LIKE” in the upper right hand corner of my blog & you’ve done it..Thanks so much! I am just starting at Facebook. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  2. katskraps4kids says

    I forgot how much I love apple butter-till I saw your post. & I never dreamed I could MAKE apple butter-till I saw your post! Looks simple enough for even ME to do & I even have a crockpot somewhere hidden in a cabinet…I will make some this weekend and tell you how it turns out…

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