Keyword: apple butter recipe, crock pot apple butter
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 9hours
Total Time: 9hours5minutes
6 quart slow cooker (3-4 qt size if halving the recipe)
Pint Jars with Lids
1cupApple Cider(not juice)
Add all ingredients to the crock and stir.
Place a tea towel between the lid and the crock. This is to absorb condensation. (Be sure to fold the ends of the tea towel on top of the lid so it doesn't touch the sides of the slow cooker).
Cook on High for 8-10 hours, removing the lid and tea towel after 2 hours. Then cook without the lid for the remainder of the time. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn't burn. Cook longer to make it thicker and darker in color.
Apple butter will be done when it is thick, sticking to a spoon when the spoon is turned upside down, and is dark in color.
You can halve this recipe (make it in a 3-4 qt slow cooker). Cook time will be about 8 hours.