Jars of Crabapple Butter

Crockpot Crabapple Butter Recipe

Here’s a recipe for crabapple butter that can be made in the crockpot. Tastes even better than regular apple butter.

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  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 2 minutes
  • Yield: 4 pints 1x
  • Category: Fruit Butters
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: American


  • Crabapple sauceĀ (see recipe on
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


Place all the ingredients in a crockpot. Stir to combine.

Cook on high, with the lid off, for four hours, or until you reach your desired consistency. It should be thick and pasty when it’s done.

Refrigerate your crab apple butter for up to three weeks. Freeze it, or process it in a waterbath canner for 20 minutes, to store it indefinitely. Makes a great gift.


Halve or double this recipe to make as much or as little as you want.