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Apple Butter

A flavorful, healthful fruit spread for toast, pancakes, French toast, hot cereal, a topping for ice cream or fruit crumble bars. Or, if you are like me, you just eat it off of a spoon.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Snack, Staples
Cuisine American
Servings 3 pints


  • 5 lbs. Organic apples I used gala
  • 1/2 t. Ceylon cinnamon ground
  • 1 t. Meyer lemon juice


  • Slice your apples leaving the peels on for nutrients and fiber.
  • Place in a slow cooker and turn on low.
  • Stir once each hour to make sure it doesn't stick.
  • After 4 hours or so, blend mixture until smooth either in a blender or with an immersion blender.
  • Return puréed apples back to the slow cooker and continue cooking for an hour or more to desired thickness and color.
  • Stir in cinnamon and lemon juice.
  • Place in glass jars.
  • Cool and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Mine is going to be gone before that!