Friday, October 14, 2016

Crockpot Cranberry Apple Butter




I'm still not ready to let go of apple season quite yet and move on to pumpkin recipes. My latest use of seasonal Michigan apples is something I will really enjoy on the cooler mornings ahead. I used my crockpot to make some deliciously, spicy cranberry apple butter to enjoy on toast or English muffins. It has cinnamon, cloves and ginger, making it perfect for fall.

The best thing, besides the flavor, was the yummy scent in my house while it was cooking. I put all the ingredients in my crockpot in the morning and by the end of the day, the chopped apples, whole cranberries and spices cooked down to a wonderful color and consistency. It's thick, a little chunky and not your typical apple butter, but for me, that makes it even more delightful.


Crockpot Cranberry Apple Butter

(Makes 1 freezer container or jar for immediate use.)

4 apples, peeled and chopped

1/2 bag fresh cranberries

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp cloves

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup apple cider

Place all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir now and then. When mixture has turned a dark red color and is thickened, cool and spoon into jar. Store in refrigerator for immediate use.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. We really like apple butter. I've never tried making my own, but have heard that it is relatively easy. Thanks for the recipe! -Jenn

  2. Oh yum... I could go for a little this am on my english muffin. Have a great weekend.

  3. Sounds so good! Cranberry is my favorite. I'm not a big pumpkin fan. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. I bet your house smelled SO good while this was cooking! I copied the recipe and will give it a try soon!

  5. I love apple sauce and apple butter I would love this!!! Sounds wonderful.

  6. Heaven and I can imagine the smell. Can you tell me what size jar you used? Thanks!


    1. For making all my Homeade jams, I use Ball 8 ounce plastic freezer jars.

  7. Oh that looks SO YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe! Have a beautiful day dear Vicki, HUGS!

  8. Wow, this looks so yummy.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon party,

  9. This sounds fantastic! Pinned! Thank you for hosting at Home Sweet Home!


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