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All-Day Apple Butter

Homemade sweet 'n' spiced apple butter. Terrific spread on breads or toast, and divine in baking.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 13 hours 5 minutes
Author Whole and Heavenly Oven


  • 16 cups peeled cored, and quartered baking apples (Such as Jonathon, Gala, ect..)
  • 1-1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


  • 1. Place apples in a 2-quart slow-cooker. Pour apple juice over apples and sprinkle with allspice. Arrange cinnamon sticks over all. Cook in slow-cooker on low 8 hours. Mash apples with a potato masher then continue to cook on low an additional 4 hours. Let cool completely.
  • 2. Discard cinnamon sticks. Working in batches, process mashed apples in food processor until smooth, about 5-10 seconds. Transfer apple butter to three 1-quart jars and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Yield: 3 quarts apple butter
  • Store apple butter in refrigerator up to 1 week.