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Slow Cooker Bourbon Apple Butter

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Who doesn't love spiking and giving a little pep to the average apple butter recipe? This easy recipe for slow cooker bourbon apple butter will have you making it year after year!

Given the fact that I’m about to appear on live, national tv this evening, I think the bourbon in this apple butter needs to be fed through an IV tube to me. I’m so freaking nervous and excited. I think I’m just a basket-case right now. I need to calm the f down and just stroll onto set with confidence! And I need to breathe. Phew.

Who doesn't love spiking and giving a little pep to the average apple butter recipe? This easy recipe for slow cooker bourbon apple butter will have you making it year after year!

You see apple butters every where around this time of year. I was first introduced to it last year (I know) and I’ve been hooked ever since. I knew that this season I had to have a recipe on my blog so you guys can enjoy the glorious amazingness of apple butter. However, I didn’t just want any ordinary apple butter. I wanted spiked apple butter because why not? :) I also wanted ease. So this slow cooker bourbon apple butter was born!

We’ve been slathering this all over the pumpkin apple bread I shared earlier this week and also my new favorite, Ezekiel toast. You could even use these in my salted caramel apple butter bars. Oh baby, it is so smooth and has so much flavor! It’s like eating a cinnamon covered apple with a little booze.

Who doesn't love a little booze in their apple butter? This easy recipe for slow cooker bourbon apple butter will have you making it year after year!
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Slow Cooker Bourbon Apple Butter

Who doesn't love spiking and giving a little pep to the average apple butter recipe?
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 hrs
Total Time: 10 hrs 20 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 3
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds any variety of apples, large-diced, peeled and cored
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple pie spice
  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey

Instructions

  • Add apples, sugars, and apple pie spice into your slow cooker, toss everything together with a spatula to disperse the sugars and apple pie spice. Cook on low for 10 hours.
  • After 10 hours, take an immersion blender to the mixture and blend until smooth and no chunks remain.
  • Add the bourbon, stir to incorporate.
  • Store in mason jars in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Gigi

Saturday 1st of August 2020

Best recipe.. My friends adored it and it was very simple.

Gene Newburgh

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Can you can it? Seems you could without affecting the flavor???

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 9th of October 2019

Yes, you can definitely can this with the proper technique.

Laura

Sunday 25th of October 2015

My grandmother was known for her apple butter and she would add a can of crushed pineapple to her apple butter. In those days it can sweetened. Now I think I'd use packed in juice.

Rahul @ samosastreet

Friday 16th of October 2015

I have newer had bourbon apple butter before, this sounds wonderful

marla

Thursday 15th of October 2015

Julie CONGRATS!! Such exciting news :) I'll keep my eyes peeled for the segment. LOVE the fall apple butter!