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Crock Pot Pumpkin Apple Butter Recipe

  • Author: Adapted From Teacher-Chef
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 hours
  • Total Time: 12 hours 10 mins
Make this delicious, seasonal Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Apple Butter recipe in your crock pot or slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 5lbs Honeycrisp Apples (you can use another variety, but this one has the most wonderful flavor)
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Cane Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 16 oz Canned Pumpkin
  • 2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Vanilla Bean, split lengthwise
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Dice the Honeycrisp apples and place them in your crock pot along with the apple juice, cane sugar, and cinnamon. Cook on low for 8 hours, stirring occasionally. When finished, you can move onto the next step, or store the sauce in the refrigerator until you are ready.
  2. Puree the applesauce mixture in a bender or food processor.
  3. Add the sauce back to the crock pot. Add the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla bean, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally. The butter is ready when it has been reduced by about 25% and is a darker color.
  4. Store in airtight jar in the fridge. It is good for 4-6 weeks.