Apple butter

Apple butter


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About this recipe: Apples are cooked down slowly with sugar and cinnamon until the mixture thickens and darkens down and starts to look like butter or peanut butter; hence the name! You can spread it on toast, use it in apple cakes or glaze a ham with it. A slow cooker is ideal for making apple butter. This is enough to make 4 jars of apple butter.


Makes: 4 jars

  • 2.5kg of apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 800g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr20min 

  1. Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
  2. Put on the lid and cook on high 1 hour.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook for 9 or 10 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
  4. Remove the lid and continue cooking on low for 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.
  5. Spoon the mixture into sterilised jars or containers. Seal with tight lids and refrigerate or freeze.

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Reviews (4)


The recipe looks fab but how long will this keep? Can I make it now to give for Christmas pressies? - 28 Sep 2013


Aha! - 20 Aug 2011


Gorgeous! And so easy to make. - 26 Sep 2013

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