Easy Paleo Apple Butter Recipe in the Crock Pot

Last Updated on June 6, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Have you ever made a Paleo apple butter recipe? Learn how to make apple butter in your crockpot with this easy no sugar added apple recipe.

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If you love apple recipes as much as I do, you may want to try these baked apples you can make in your air fryer. They’re gluten-free and delicious.

Or, these applesauce spice muffins are a great way to start your morning. You won’t believe how easy they are to make.

If you still have extra apples, you can try my apple granola crisp recipe.

paleo apple butter

Paleo Apple Butter Recipe

One of my favorite memories from when I was younger is going apple picking. I love everything about it including the smell of fall, climbing up and down the ladder to get the apples, and the delicious, crisp taste of your first fall apple.

Once you get back from apple picking with your bushel or two of apples, the question starts to be “What the heck am I going to do with all these apples?” 

apples and apple cider vinegar in a bottle

Is this apple butter keto?

Many apple butter recipes use apple cider. Those following the paleo diet try to avoid drinking juices due to the high sugar content and processing.  

This Paleo Apple Butter recipe doesn’t require apple cider and instead uses apple cider vinegar. This means that it’s also OK for the keto diet.

What I love most about this Paleo Apple Butter recipe (besides that it’s good for you) is the fact that I can make it in the slow cooker. I love it when I find things that are good for you don’t take hours to do.

If you’re not following the Paleo diet, you can enjoy this on toast for breakfast. It’s great by the spoonful right out of the jar or stirred into plain Greek yogurt.

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Tips for making paleo apple butter

  • If your recipe is not reducing quickly enough, you can try removing the lid to let more of the water evaporate.
  • Taste the apple mixture partway through the cooking process and adjust the spices as needed.
  • If you want to make your apple butter smoother, you can use an immersion blender.
  • You can store this apple butter in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Or, freeze it for up to six months for longer storage.


Easy Paleo Apple Butter Recipe

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Yield: 2 jars

Easy Paleo Apple Butter

Easy Paleo Apple Butter Recipe in the crock pot

Have you ever made a Paleo apple butter recipe? Learn how to make apple butter in your crockpot with this easy no sugar added apple recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes


  • 3 pounds of apples, your choice of variety
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to taste


  1. Peel and core the apples.
  2. Put them in the slow cooker along with the apple cider vinegar.
  3. Cook on high for three to four hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. The apples should start to break down into chunks at this point.
  5. Put them in the blender and blend until smooth.
  6. Put them back into the slow cooker, add the spices, and cook (uncovered) for about half an hour more.
  7. It is done when the apple butter starts to get thicker.
  8. Refrigerate

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 tablespoon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g

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22 thoughts on “Easy Paleo Apple Butter Recipe in the Crock Pot”

  1. I would love to try this, this fall. I enjoy making jams/jellies, and apple butter. Usually I do it on stove which is time consuming and makes a big mess. This looks like it would work a whole lot better.
  2. YUMMM... this looks amazing and so super easy; love Fall and I think I will try this soon, looks delicious. Thanks for sharing
  3. I'm definitely making this recipe! I've been wanting to make my own apple butter for years - didn't know it could deb this simple!
  4. I love the fact that there are very limited ingredients in this. I also love that you can make it in the crockpot. I can't wait to give it a try. 
  5. I've always wanted to make homemade apple butter. I bet it tastes a million times better than the stuff you buy in a grocery store!
  6. This sounds so delicious! My grandma used to make apple butter, but this sounds much easier than how she used to make it. 

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