Slow-Cooker Apple Butter 

Yield: 12 cups


    • 12 cups applesauce

    • 9 cups white sugar

    • ¼ cup white distilled vinegar

    • ¼ cup lemon juice

    • ½ cup cinnamon hot candy


  1. Combine all ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook for about 5 to 6 hours on low. Uncover and continue to cook until thickened, about 5 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally. 

  2. Ladle into hot jars, leaving ½ inch of headspace. Cover with lids and rings. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath in the canner. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Check to make sure the lids are sealed.