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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Apple Butter is thick, creamy, perfectly spiced and makes a scrumptious addition to toast, yogurt, or ice cream.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Fruit, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 51kcal


  • 3 lbs apples, any variety Pink Lady, Fuji, Golden Delicious, or Braeburn recommended
  • 8 pitted Medjool dates diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt


  • Peel and dice apples and place into a large mixing bowl. Roughly chop pitted dates and add to apples.
  • Season apples and dates with cinnamon, vanilla, and salt and mix well.
  • Add apple mixture to a slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, or until apples are golden and completely tender.
  • Puree apples using an immersion blender, or, allow apples to cool slightly before transering to a blender.
  • Tip: if butter is thinner than preferred once blended, place back into the slow cooker to continue cooking down.


Note: for additional spice, pinches of ground ginger, nutmeg, and cloves are wonderful!


Calories: 51kcal