Make this easy and flavorful cinnamon apple butter in your slow cooker! A great breakfast and dessert spread, full of Fall flavors. Recipe includes easy canning instructions.

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How on earth is it September 30th already? I swear the kids just started school! The leaves are changing, I’ve eaten an entire apple pie… not by myself, I promise and we’re through an entire apple party month again. Seriously, how on earth is that possible? I hope you enjoyed the second apple a day party!! There were so many amazing recipes shared by so many fabulous bloggers. If you missed anything, be sure to check out the main apple a day party page!

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Now let’s talk about this apple butter. I’d never had apple butter prior to this. I feel like I’d been missing out on something amazing after I tasted it. I mean it’s basically super concentrated and thick applesauce… holy yum! If you love applesauce, especially homemade applesauce that basically tastes like PIE, then you need this in your life. Spread it on toast, an English muffin, a bagel… maybe even a muffin or pancake… or eat it with a spoon (I won’t judge!).

The best part of this recipe, it cooks while you sleep! Seriously! Prep before bed. Set the slow cooker and go to bed. The only bad part is you might dream about apples and pie since your house will smell amazing! That could be fun though.

This super easy recipe also includes easy to follow canning instructions. So whip this up, can and save for the Winter or package up as a tasty homemade gift!

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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Butter

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 15 minutes
Make this easy and flavorful cinnamon apple butter in your slow cooker! A great breakfast and dessert spread, full of Fall flavors. Recipe includes easy canning instructions.


  • 10 apples, roughly 12 cups
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Peel, core and chop apples into small chunks. Add to the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Toss with brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Puree with an immersion blender or in batches in a food processor or standard blender. If blending in a food processor or blender, return to slow cooker when smooth. Cook uncovered on high for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Apple butter is done when you can scoop some with a spoon, tilt it and it does not slide off immediately.
  • If choosing not to can, store in an airtight container in the fridge and use within 2 weeks.

Canning instructions:

  • Prepare water bath; to a large canning pot add enough water to cover jars by 1-inch. Bring water to a boil. Remove lids and rings from jars. Add lids to a small saucepan with 1-inch of water, bring to a simmer. Sanitize jars by boiling for 10 minutes or by running through the dishwasher. Set aside a clean dishtowel on the counter.
  • Fill jars with apple butter, leaving 1/2-inch of head room. Cover with lids and rings. Carefully lower into boiling water. Cook for 10 minutes. Carefully remove to dishtowel. Let jars rest undisturbed for 12-24 hours. Listen for the jar lids to pop. If they have not sealed after the allotted time, store in the refrigerator and use within two weeks. Sealed jars may be stored in a dark location for up to 1 year.


Recipe yields 7: 4oz jars or 3 1/2: 8oz jars
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Slow cooker

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