Whiskey Apple Butter

This recipe was originally written for the 2016 fall edition of Sparklers Magazine .

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I'm loving the crisp autumn air, leaves, an of course flavors! I wanted to make some delicious apple butter so I found a few recipes, and played around in the kitchen until I liked the result

This recipe makes approximately 8oz of apple butter. It keeps well in the fridge, and can be frozen, so feel free to double the recipe to keep on hand to spread on your favorite muffins or toast!

Whiskey Apple Butter

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3lbs Apples of your choice
1 tbsp Pumpkin Spice; or your favorite blend of fall spices
1 tsp Whiskey (or if you prefer, vanilla)

For this recipe, I wanted to emphasize the natural flavor of the apples and used Ginger Gold for sweetness. If you choose a tart apple, you may want to add additional sugar.

Wash apples, core, and cut into cubes (leaving the skins on).

Place them in a crockpot on high for approximately 4 hours, stirring every hour.

When apples have turned to a thick applesauce, carefully pour into a blender or food processor, blend until smooth.

Add spices and whiskey, blend to mix.

Wash and dry the crockpot.

Pour apple mixture back in the crockpot and cook on high another 1-2 hours to reduce to desired consistency. I prefer a thicker butter, so I cooked for an additional two hours.

Pour into a mason jar and cool.

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What do you think of this apple butter recipe? Ready to try it out?! Did you know how good apple are for you? Check out this awesome article on Well-Being Secrets if you need another reason to try this delicious recipe! 

PS- Check back here later in the week to find another recipe that uses this apple butter!


  • Emily

    I think the addition of the whiskey sounds perfect! Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark; I chose your recipe for one of my Feature Picks this week. Hope you’ll stop by and link up again; the party begins at 6am EST tomorrow!

  • Grandmas House DIY

    This sounds absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party – pinned -you will be featured on Wednesday when the next party starts!

  • Jessica Puga

    I LOVE Apple Butter! Pinned! Stopped by from Homesteader Hop! Http://www.organicdealdiva.com

  • Courtney

    I love apple butter but I’ve never made my own! I can’t wait to try this!

  • Lori

    Sounds yummy! I love apple butter! :)

    Thank you for sharing and linking up at Dishing It & Digging It! We enjoy having you each week! :)

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