Crock Pot Apple Butter

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Crock Pot Apple Butter

6 cups coarsely chopped apple (I used Fuji)
1/2 teaspoon clementine zest + 2 tablespoons clementine juice
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/3 cups apple cider

Stir together all ingredients in a slow cooker until combined; cover and cook on high heat for 9-10 hours, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender. Puree apple mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Makes about 1 big jar

27 comments:

  1. I love that this recipe doesn't rely on added sugar - and the addition of clementine zest & juice is brilliant! I don't have a crockpot, but I might try this recipe on the stovetop. Sounds great :).

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  2. what a delightful looking home made apple butter. We call this apple compote!

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  3. I just got a big ol' jar of apple butter. Never even thought to make my own..derrr.

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  4. What a great idea to use clementines! Your apple butter sounds delicious!

    Older Crock Pots are actually great for making things like apple butter - they will keep your mixture hot without bringing it to a boil.

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  5. oh yum! love me some apple butter! never thought of making it in a crock pot, how easy! that bread looks awesome too!

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  6. wow, i did a similar thing yesterday :) love it!

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  7. This looks yummy! I never realized it was that simple to make!

    By the way...if you're looking for some kind of countertop grill I'd recommend the Cuisinart Griddler over a George Foreman. I got the Griddler last year and loooove it!

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  8. I love the "old school" looking crockpots! I think my parents have one that looks like that too. I make pumpkin butter all the time, but I've never tried apple butter. Looks great!

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  9. What an adorable post, I love the pics too

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  10. I would guess that Crock Pot came from the mid-70's.

    And at first scan, I thought you said you bought 'ground dove'. I looked again and saw 'c l o v e'

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  11. My mom has the exact same crockpot! I acutally prefer her old one to my new one. She won't trade:(.

    I also just bought nutmeg and cloves recently. I adore the smells they create in my apartment.

    This looks good. My little brother used to eat cottage cheese and apple butter mixed together daily for breakfast

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  12. this looks soo good! i really want to make this, but i don't have a crockpot :( do you think it would work on the stovetop?

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  13. You always write the most interesting posts. I enjoy reading every word. By the way, if you're needing new kitchen gadgets, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/11/45-csn-giveaway.html

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  14. While I love everything apple (out-of-hand, heck yes!), I saw this and, let me just say awesome. Mostly because I love apples, but also because I have been looking for an excuse to break out my crock-pot (aside from its dinnertime uses). Now, I just have to find a really good jar...
    <3!

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  15. There you go with your radical apple choices. ;-) That apple butter looks sooo good. And that's really smart to make it in a crockpot.

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  16. Did you peel the apples? I thought the clementine zest & juice were interesting. I live in apple country where it's easy to buy "nothing but apples" apple butter so I've never made my own, but maybe I should dig out my 1975 crock pot.

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  17. I just bought a loaf of cranberry walnut bread that I think this would be great with. I must get me some apple butter ASAP.

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  18. This looks so incredible and easy. I agree, crockpots don't ever die, at least the originals. The new ones are probably programmed to self destruct!!! I have lots of apples from my tree and wanted to try some apple butter. I would also like some of that bread! It looks incredible.

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  19. you should invest in a combination, like i have: slow cooker, rice steamer AND deep fryer, oh my!

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  20. Mmm, this looks so tasty and easy - I need to get a crockpot!

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  21. I'm jealous that the 1984 crockpot still works. My 2005 crockpot is about to crap out on me, and yes, it is crockot brand. The handle on the lid cracked and the stonewear looks gross. Yes I took good care of it, but 2005 crockpots just aren't as awesome as the old ones. :(

    This is a great recipe! It would make awesome Christmas gifts.

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  22. I agree with dolli-mama, it would make a great Christmas or hostess gift.

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  23. I have been dying to make apple butter. And this is so easy that I really have no excuse not to!!

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  24. I swear I'm not lying! I just got done watching a Pajama Jean commercial when I looked up and read you want a pair...haha.

    Also I love that there is a lobster on the old school crock pot. I don't see how that would work....

    Now this butter looks amazing! I'm a huge fan!

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  25. Thanks everyone!

    Bitchin' Kitchen - I want the griddler!

    Tamilyn, mmm ground dove! ;)

    Angela, that's nutty!

    Louise, yes I peeled them.

    Nutmeg Nanny - hahah I thought the same thing!

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  26. i have that very same crock pot. hey--it gets the job done. :)
    fact: apple butter is my favorite condiment-type spread of all time. good stuff.

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