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Homemade applesauce or apple butter is so easy to make in the slow cooker. For just a few minutes of your time, you get a tasty as well as healthy treat.

Slow Cooker Applesauce and Apple Butter Recipes

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Cook Time: 4-8 hours
  • Total Time: 4-8 hours
  • Yield: 6 qts
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Need a frugal snack for your large family? Slow cooker applesauce and apple butter is easy, tasty and frugal. 


  • 20 lbs apples
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 TBsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 cup sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • 2 slow cookers

Apple Butter:

  • 1 tsp cloves

slow cooker applesauce and apple butter


  1. Peel, core, and slice apples
  2. Divide apples in half and place in individual slow cookers
  3. Divide & add remaining ingredients to each slow cooker
  4. Cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high
  5. Turn off slow cooker
  6. Remove cinnamon sticks
  7. Using immersion blender, blend well

Extra Steps for Apple Butter:

  1. Fill slow cooker halfway with blended apples
  2. Add 1 tsp cloves
  3. Put on low for 8 hours
  4. Remove lid and continue to cook for another hour or two to let thicken
  5. Spread on toast and enjoy.

Keywords: slow cooker applesauce apple butter