Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Butter

Easy homemade stovetop cinnamon apple butter! A perfect breakfast and dessert spread for Fall!

Easy homemade stovetop cinnamon apple butter recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It has been one crazy and busy start to the school year… Nothing compared to what everyone in Texas or Florida are currently going through. I won’t even begin to compare on that scale. But compared to our usual Septembers… SO busy and so hectic. I feel like we went from having nothing going on and enjoying the lazy days of summer to everything is going on and there’s barely time to breath some days. Thankfully it’s been a great start to the school year… just busy and full of changes… including the fact that now all of my kids are full-time in school! That was a weird change for me. The first day at home I literally had no clue what to do when or even what to have for lunch! I’ve been slowly getting into a nice groove.

Maybe now that the kids are all in school, I’ll actually have time to read. This summer seriously flew by and even though we didn’t have a ton of crazy plans or vacations away from home, I didn’t get much reading in. It’s been seriously slow goings here. Not at all like last summer when I was reading book after book. I’m determined to get back into reading regularly.

Easy homemade stovetop cinnamon apple butter recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m seriously obsessed with all things fall but nothing screams fall more to me than apples.

All things apples. All day. Every day. I could seriously live on apples… breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner, dessert… drinks! We can absolutely cover all of those with apple related goodies!

I’ve made apple butter in the slow cooker before, but it was time for an easy stovetop version that’s done even faster… but just as delicious!

You can use this simple stovetop cinnamon apple butter all season long and all day long! It’s a perfect spread on your favorite morning pastries or used in your favorite fall desserts! You could totally enjoy this with a spoon too. It’s just that good.

This is an absolute must make this fall! Grab a batch of your favorite apples and get cooking! You’ll be glad you did!

Easy homemade stovetop cinnamon apple butter recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 3 cups, roughly

Prep Time: 15 mintues

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Butter

Easy homemade stovetop cinnamon apple butter! A perfect breakfast and dessert spread for Fall!


  • 2 1/2lb apples, roughly 8 cups
  • 2Tb lemon juice
  • 2/3C light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2C apple juice or apple cider
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract, optional


  1. Peel, core and slice apples. Add to a 5-6 quart Dutch oven or extra-large saucepan. Toss apples with lemon juice to prevent browning. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over apples. Toss to coat well. Stir in apple juice (or apple cider) and vanilla. 
  2. Cook over medium heat until apples are tender. Use an immersion blender to puree apples. Alternately, transfer batches of apple mixture to a blender to process until smooth. 
  3. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally for between 1 1/2 and 2 hours. Apple butter is done when it is thick and jam like. It should hold its shape on a spoon and not slide off immediately. You can also test by creating a straight line through the mixture with a spatula. If the mixture holds its shape and does not immediately close the gap, it is done. 
  4. Add to clean storage containers. Cool to room temperature, cover and chill until ready to use. 

A large batch recipe with canning instructions can be found here: Slow cooker cinnamon apple butter

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Easy homemade stovetop cinnamon apple butter recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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12 Responses to “Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Butter”

  1. #
    Strength and Sunshine — September 11, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I love making a big batch of apple (pear or pumpkin too) butter in the fall!

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      Rachel — September 12, 2017 at 7:00 am

      It just screams fall, huh? :)

  2. #
    Taylor Kiser — September 11, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Looks so delicious! And so easy! A must make for sure!

    • #
      Rachel — September 12, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Thanks, Taylor!

  3. #
    Heather — September 13, 2017 at 5:07 am

    How long would this last stored in the fridge without canning?

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      Rachel — September 13, 2017 at 7:04 am

      I’ve stored previous batches for months with good luck. I haven’t been able to test this particular batch for an extended time yet, but I’d be willing to bet you could easily get weeks to months in the fridge sealed properly. Enjoy!

  4. #
    Kelly Mahan — September 13, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I’ve never made apple butter myself, but my mom loves it, so I’m going to give it a try to surprise her. Thank you for sharing it =)

    • #
      Rachel — September 18, 2017 at 6:46 am

      Enjoy!! :)

  5. #
    Kathy — October 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

    how much does this recipe make

    • #
      Rachel — October 21, 2017 at 7:40 am

      As stated in the recipe section, it makes roughly 3 cups. Enjoy! :)

  6. #
    M — January 2, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Those jars are absolutely perfect!! Where did you find them? (a link would be helpful)

    • #
      Rachel — January 2, 2018 at 6:41 am

      You can find them on Amazon and many other online retailers. Here’s a direct link for you: Weck canning jars

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