Clean Eating Overnight Apple Butter

Apple Butter Recipe

This delicious spread is perfect for your morning toast or even over some vanilla ice cream for dessert on an autumn evening.

Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 10 minutes
Yield 1 batch
Calories 1269 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 7 cups applesauce (homemade is best. No sugar added if purchased)
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey (for mildly sweet) OR 1/2 cup honey (for more sweet)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Combine all the ingredients in your slow cooker and stir well to combine.

  2. Vent the lid (I used a chopstick) to keep it slightly open.

  3. Cook on low for 7-9 hours. The butter should reach an internal temperature of at least 135 degrees F. before it's done cooking for food safety. Simply check it with a thermometer before turning it off.

  4. Transfer to a flat, casserole dish, spreading the butter out evenly. Cool in the fridge. Once cooked, spoon into storage containers.

  5. This should be kept in the fridge, but it also freezes well if you feel you have too much to eat within a week or so. Do not freeze this in glass jars as you risk the glass breaking.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Also, there is no way for me to know what your final yield will be, so I'm giving data for the entire batch. You'll have to measure your final yield and divide that into acceptable serving sizes to get the final data.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Butter Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1269 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 2605mg74%
Carbohydrates 340g113%
Fiber 28g117%
Sugar 293g326%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 18.1mg22%
Calcium 421mg42%
Iron 9.8mg54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.