How to Make the Best Homemade Apple Butter in your Slow Cooker - Flavorful, spiced, and incredibly rich! Inspired by the Cracker Barrel Apple Butter Recipe!
Place all ingredients in your slow cooker and mix well, making sure all the apples are coated with the spices.
If you can, I recommend cooking on high for the first four hours, stirring occasionally. Then switch the heat to low for the next 6-8 hours. If you won't be around, you can cook on low immediately for 10-12 hour.
Most of the water should evaporate while cooking, and the mixture will thicken slightly.
When your apples are well cooked and the liquid has mostly evaporated, insert immersion blender or add ingredients to blender in sections to combine and smooth your apple butter.
REFRIGERATE or use proper canning methods. This batch fills about 3 regular size mason jars for me (3 pints or 6 cups).