Recipe of the Week: Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

Recipe of the Week

From the taste kitchen of Dr. Sarah Laginess and Family

Slow-Cooker Apple Butter


5 lb Gala apples

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cinnamon stick


  • Peel, core and slice apples. In food processor, grate apples (in batches, if needed). Place in slow cooker. Stir in brown sugar, salt and cinnamon stick.
  • Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours.
  • Remove and reserve cinnamon stick. In food processor, puree apple mixture (in batches, if needed) until smooth. Return to slow cooker with cinnamon stick.
  • Cook uncovered on High heat setting 4 hours longer, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Cool completely. Transfer butter to jars; seal tightly. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks


I used Cortland apples

I don’t have a food processor so I put the apples into the blender with a few quick pulses and it worked just fine