Peel and chop your apples into semi-uniform pieces.
Add the apples, sugar, and spices to your slow cooker. Cook for 4-6 hours on low.
After the time is up, blend the apples with an immersion blender, or also transfer in batches to a blender or food processor.
Canning Apple Butter Instructions
Prepare water bath canner by filling it with water, so that there will be at least 1 inch of water over the tops of the jars.
Wash and clean your jars. Fill with hot water or keep them warm in a clean dishwasher or oven.
Wash your lids with hot soapy water and place them in a clean bowl for now.
Ladle the warm apple butter into jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace. Headspace is defined as the space between the top of the food and the top of the jar.
Remove any bubbles from the jar (I use a plastic chopstick).
Use a wet clean rag and wipe the rim of the jars to make sure they are free of any delicious apple butter.
Place a clean lid on the jar and then a ring. Tighten the ring to fingertip tight.
Using canning tongs, add jars to the boiling water, and put the canner lid on. Pro tip: you must have at least 1 inch of water over the tops of the jars for safe canning.
Process half-pints for 10 minutes, or 15 minutes for pints.
Remove the canner from heat, and let sit for 5 minutes.
Remove the jars using canning tongs and place them on towels on the counter undisturbed for 12-24 hours.
After everything has cooled, check the seal by pushing down on the middle of the lid. If it doesn't give way, it's sealed. If the lid bows a little bit, put that in the fridge and use it within 3 weeks.
Label the sealed jars, and store in a cool dark place for up to a year.
You do not need to add water to the slow cooker. After 30 minutes they're going to start releasing all their awesome natural juices while cooking.Stovetop Instructions: Cook apples, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves in a heavy-bottomed saucepan on low for 3-6 hours, stirring occasionally.
Canning Apple Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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