Apple butter with cinnamon

DrygastDrygast, 2023-08-20

Apple butter is a bit like applesauce, but flavored with other spices. Excellent for use as a base for a chutney which is then enjoyed with samosas.


  • Servings100 Portions


  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time720 min


Apple butter is a bit like applesauce, but flavored with other spices and is perfect for spreading on sandwiches, cheese trays, as an accessory to a roast, cake filling, as a base for a chutney that is then enjoyed with samosas and a number of other uses. This variant has a lot of cinnamon and together with the brown sugar it becomes a very dark mixture. It's a good way to take care of some leftover apples in the fall when you can make a big batch and then freeze.

By the way, apple butter has nothing to do with butter other than that it has a consistency that is suitable for spreading on sandwiches.

I make this apple butter in a slow cooker and of course it takes time, but it almost takes care of itself so it is also very easy to prepare.

I used 2.5kg of mixed apples from the garden and after I removed the core and other things (doesn't need peeling), there were approx. 1.8kg of apple pieces that went into the slow cooker. I got about 1.5kg of finished apple butter from this recipe, which I divided into 500g jars and then froze what I wasn't going to use immediately. I used a tablespoon as an approximate serving size, but of course it will vary depending on what you use the apple butter for.


Apple Butter

Nutrition Facts*

 TotalServing100 g
Energy2977.26 kcal29.77 kcal104 kcal
Carbohydrates733.44 g7.33 g25.62 g
Fat2.58 g0.03 g0.09 g
Protein5.73 g0.06 g0.20 g
Sugar602.04 g6.02 g21.03 g
Salt2.86 g0.03 g0.10 g

* The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using the ingredients available in the database. Info will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.


Apple butter
  1. Core the apples and cut them into smaller pieces. It is not necessary to peel them.
  2. Put all the apple pieces in a slow cooker.
  3. Mix the other ingredients (except the vanilla - save it for later) in a bowl and then pour over the apples.
  4. Mix the apples and sugar mixture.
  5. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on a low setting for 10 hours, possibly stirring a few times during cooking.
  6. After 10 hours have passed, mix in the vanilla and using a stick blender or similar and until you have a smooth apple puree.
  7. Run the slow cooker for another 2 hours on low, but now leave the lid off and stir occasionally.
  8. Store in the fridge for approx. 2 weeks or freeze.