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There's no need to go out and buy someone else's homemade apple butter when you can easily make it yourself thanks to this super easy slow cooker recipe. This spread is perfect for spreading on toast in the morning before work, or smothering fresh pancakes for Sunday brunch. 
The only labor-intensive part of this recipe is preparing the apples - after that, you just sit back and wait. Check out the quick and easy recipe, and video to get started.
Slow cooker apple butter
Cooktop Cove
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 14 hours, 30 minutes
Serves: 6 10-oz jars
5 lbs apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup apple cider
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Put all ingredients into a 6-quart slow cooker.
2. Cook on high for 1 hour.
3. Stir and continue to cook on low for another 12 hours or more, until you have a thicker dark brown sauce. Stir occasionally.
4. Uncover and cook on low for an additional hour, if you want a thicker apple butter. 
The best part about apple butter is that you can make it entirely your own. Like a sweeter butter? Use more sugar. Like a tartness? Try using Granny Smiths. You can also mix in a few pears for a different flavor profile. Once you are comfortable, try varying the amount of spices you use until you create your own signature apple butter.If you grow your own apples, or if someone kindly offers you some of their harvest, then definitely give apple butter a whirl this year!
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