Apple Butter

  • Course:
  • Yield : About 4 cups
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 18m

Apple butter is something I’ve always wanted to make but never really had an excuse to make until now. It’s Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and apples are a requirement at the holiday table. What better way to ring in the New Year than to make something that can be enjoyed at any meal!

We cooked down our apples for a long time (past the point of plain applesauce) and added some rich spices to create an awesome sweet flavour. Apple butter can be spread on toast, muffins, waffles, pancakes…you name it. Or try our amazing Apple Butter Challah.


  • 12 medium-sized apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2/3 cup water


Step 1

Peel and core the apples. Chop them up and place them into a large bowl.

Step 2

Add the brown sugar and spices to the apples and mix well until coated.

Step 3

Add the apples to your slow cooker with the water.

Step 4

Cook on low for 15 hours

Step 5

Open slow cooker and, using an immersion blender, blend apples until smooth.

Step 6

Simmer the mixture in your slow cooker for another 2-3 hours with the lid partway open. If your slow cooker doesn't allow the lid to be off while cooking (like mine), transfer mixture to a large pot and simmer on low on the stove to let it thicken. Stir occasionally.

Step 7

Cool the apple mixture and transfer to canning jars or tupperware.

Step 8

Store in the fridge. Can also be frozen. Enjoy!

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