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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

A delicious vegan slow-cooker apple butter.

Course Snack
Keyword apple butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 2 apples peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest


  1. Combine the apples, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, brown sugar, maple syrup and sugar in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours.
  2. Turn off the slow cooker and add the fresh lemon zest to the mixture. Using an immersion blender, puree until smooth. (If you don't have an immersion blender, transfer the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth).