This is one of my all time favorite ways to use up leftover apples during the fall and winter! I like to spread this apple butter on toast, muffins and sandwiches. I also love swirling it into yogurt at breakfast and adding it to a cheese board when entertaining.
The best part about this recipe? It’s as simple as adding all of the ingredients to your crockpot. While the butter cooks, your house is going to smell absolutely amazing – just like fall!
Apples are a great source of the soluble fiber pectin. Soluble fiber helps to lower cholesterol levels and improves gut function.
Crockpot Apple Butter
- 5 large apples peeled, cored and roughly chopped ( I use all varieties: honeycrisp, ambrosia, pink lady, Granny smith)
- ¼ cup of maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon of allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg
- Place apples in the crockpot and add the remaining ingredients. Stir all ingredients together.
- Cover and cook on high for 5 hours until the apples have reduced and are tender. Your house will smell just like fall!
- Puree the apple mixture with an immersion blender until desired consistency.
- Continue to cook uncovered for an additional 30 minutes to an hour to thicken the butter.
- Let cook and place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- Enjoy with toast, muffins, yogurt, as a sandwich spread or on top of cheddar cheese for an appetizer!