Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow cooker apple butter will make your entire home smell like autumn. It also makes a great gift for the holidays, or a hostess gifts at Thanksgiving. YUMMO!

Prep time.                Cook time

30 minutes                12 hours.      

6 ½ pounds apples – peeled, cored and sliced

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 


  1. Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg cloves,salt.
  2. Cook in slow cooker for about 10 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
  3. Uncover, then stir in the vanilla and continue cooking uncovered on low for about 2 hours.
  4. Use an immersion blender to purée the apple butter until smooth

Honey Oat Nut bread

We made this bread by hand for a holiday dinner.  Lovely mini loaves instead of large loaves and the bread was heavenly!  Leftover bread was eaten over the next two days as breakfast toast with butter.

Honey Oat Nut Bread


  • Mix the following:
  • 2 c. milk (warmed so your yeast will activate)
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1/3c. olive oil
  • with 2 1/4 c. wheat berries, freshly milled into flour
  • add 1 egg and mix well
  • Add: 2 Tbsp. yeast
  • 2 c. whole rolled oats
  • Mix thoroughly and let sit for 15 minutes until bubbly.
  • Add: 1 Tbsp. sea salt, heaping
  • add 3 1/2 more cups of flour
  • Mix/Knead for about 5 minutes
  • Add: 1/2 c. chopped walnuts/pecans


  1. Divide into 3 loaves & shape.  Add milk soaked whole oats to the top & rise.  (approximately 1/2 cup of oats to 1/4 cup milk)
  2. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes.
  3. Brush with warm honey and cool.

Submitted by Lindy H.