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Apple Butter - Crockpot Recipe

Crockpot Apple Butter

This recipe makes a rich, dark, spicy-sweet Pennsylvania Dutch style apple butter. You won't find apple butter like this in a grocery store!

  • 3 quarts unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 T. cinnamon

Preparation -
Combine the applesauce, sugars, and cider in the crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Add the spices and cook on low, covered, for 3 more hours. Uncover and and continue cooking on low for 1 to 3 more hours or until sufficiently thickened. Ladle the hot apple butter into 1/2 pint or pint size canning jars and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. This recipe makes about 6 pints of apple butter. (If you need more information boiling water bath canning, see Successful Home Canning.)

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