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Sugar Free Apple Butter

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About the Recipe

Not only is it easy and delicious, it fills your house with comforting fall aromas.


  • 3 pounds apples (about 12 medium)

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ginger

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup water


For Slow Cooker

  1. Core and chop apples. Add the apples, cinnamon, ginger, lemon, and water to a crockpot and stir to evenly distribute the spices. Cover and cook on low overnight or for 8 hours. 

  2. Puree the apple butter using a blender. Add back to slow cooker and cook for 2 hours on high uncovered.

  3. When cool, pour the butter into jars and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

For Stove

  1. In a medium pot, combine the apples, water, and spices. Cover and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer with the lid ajar until the apples are saucy and broken down and most of the liquid is evaporated, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.

  2. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.

  3. Transfer back to the pot and continue cooking over low heat, stirring frequently to prevent the bottom from burning, until the mixture thickens, takes on a slightly darker color, and has a more concentrated apple flavor, about 15 minutes more.

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