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Easy, slow cooker apple butter recipe. You won't believe how easy it really is to make this awesome stuff. |

Apple Butter Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan)

  • Author: Tia
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 hours
  • Total Time: 10 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 - 5 pints 1x


  • 4 quarts Applesauce
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tbs Cinnamon
  • 1 tbs Cardamom


  1. Add applesauce, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom to your slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 10 – 16 hours, depending on your slow cooker temperature. (Make sure the lid is not tight so moisture can escape and the apple butter can reduce.)
  3. Check on it every few hours stirring occasionally. When it has reduced by about half, you are done.


For canning – Spoon into warm jars and can in water bath. (I follow the instructions on the bottom of the Ball Jar box, so I am linking to them here. Someday I will do a canning post because I am digging it.)
Here is a link for the canning pot I use and the canning equipment. If you haven’t canned before, you will need these. Yes, all of the equipment helps a lot. And yes the last two links are affiliate links.