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Sugar-Free Apple Butter

Apple butter is great for spreading on your toast, adding to your oatmeal, a dip for pork, on your Nutritious Pancakes or even just warmed up by itself as a snack!


There is no sugar added to this recipe making this apple butter a healthy alternative to some of your jams you may have.


Because of the long cooking process to make apple butter, its perfect to just slow cook the apples over night. That way you wake up to it almost ready… Now that’s easy!


  • 12 medium apples (I used honey crisp)

  • 1-2 tsp. cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg

  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves

  • ¼ tsp. all spice

*The spice measurements are guides, you can use more or less if you desire, or none at all to have a basic apple butter.



  1. Peel, core and slice apples and add to slow cooker with the lid on.

    ​  -  Important to peel the skin off the apples because if you
         don’t the skin becomes hard slivers in the butter…. Trust
         me I know.

  2. Cook the apples for 8-10 hours on low.

  3. Use a hand blender to blend the apples to a smooth consistency.
      -  If you don’t have a hand blender, a smoothie blender will work just as good! If you don’t have that either you can use a fork, but you will have a more chunky consistency.

  4. Add the spices.

  5. Turn the slow cooker heat to high and cook with the lid off until you have reached a consistency you like (approx. 1 hour).
      -  To speed this process you can put your apple butter in a saucepan on the stove and cook on medium until you are content with the consistency (careful it’ll splash).

  6. Let cool then pour into a 20oz. Mason jar and store in the fridge.

  7. Enjoy! :)

Created by: Christine Gemmell

Prepared by: Christine Gemmell

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