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Slow Cooker Apple Butter


Prep Time: 15 minsCook Time: 3 hrsServings: 24
Slow Cooker Apple Butter is the perfect way to kick off the season. This upgraded recipe is thick, creamy, and sweetened only with dates!


  1. Peel and dice apples and place into a large mixing bowl. Roughly chop pitted dates and add to apples.
  2. Season apples and dates with cinnamon, vanilla, and salt and mix well.
  3. Add apple mixture to a slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, or until apples are golden and completely tender.
  4. Puree apples using an immersion blender, or, allow apples to cool slightly before transfering to a blender.
  5. Tip: if butter is thinner than preferred once blended, place back into the slow cooker to continue cooking down.

Recipe Notes:

For additional spice, pinches of ground ginger, nutmeg, and cloves are wonderful!

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