Cinnamon Spice Apple Butter

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon-spice-apple-butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice [or 1/4 tsp ground clove]
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 7-8 lb apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced [approx. 12 cups]
  • 1 small lemon juiced
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, ginger allspice and salt.
  • In the bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker, arrange the thinly sliced apple pieces.
  • Drizzle the juiced lemon over the top of the apples.
  • Sprinkle the sugar and spice mixture over the apples and stir.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • After 8 hours, uncover and stir. Puree in the slow cooker until smooth using an immersion blender or ladle into a stand blender to puree. Add the vanilla, mix well.
  • Store tightly sealed  in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


You may can this apple butter if desired, using proper canning technique.