Slow Cooker Ginger Spiced Apple Butter {No Sugar Added}

Ginger spiced apple butter is made by slowly cooking apples until they caramelize and turn a beautiful, deep brown color. Naturally sweetened with no sugar added, spread on pancakes, stir into oatmeal or serve on toast.
Slow Cooker Sugar Free Apple Butter - The Lemon BowlIf you followed me on any form of social media last year between the months of May and October you probably noticed that I am mildly obsessed with Michigan grown produce.

Apple Bin - The Lemon BowlBetween farmers markets, u-pick orchards and various farm stands, my Facebook and Instagram feeds were pretty much filled to the brim with gorgeous, vibrant Michigan grown fruits and vegetables. #SorryImNotSorry

Recently, my friends at Michigan Apples surprised me with a beautiful shipment of Jonagolds and told me to get creative in the kitchen. I am so pleased to share my recipe for Slow Cooker Ginger Spiced Apple Butter {No Sugar Added} over on the Michigan Apples blog.

Slow Cooker Sugar Free Apple ButterHead on over and make this apple butter today! I promise you will thank me all week long as you spread it on toast, stir it into oatmeal or add it to smoothies.

Your spoon is waiting.

Disclaimer: Michigan Apples has compensated me for my time to develop this recipe. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make The Lemon Bowl possible. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own. 



  1. says

    Ahhh….I totally didn’t know that apple butter could be made in the slow cooker! I cannot wait to try this! The way you told the story and your pictures in this post are truly beautiful – what a cute little man in the orchard!

  2. Quincy says

    Not to get nitpicky, but calling it sugar free is a bit misleading since apples naturally have sugar in them. Maybe “No sugar added” would be a better label?

    That said, do you think you could use Granny Smiths? I just got a bag of them in my Bountiful Basket and I’m not quite sure what to do with them because I’m not really a fan.

    • says

      You make a great point – my apologies!!! I have changed the title of the recipe. Thank you for bringing that to my attention and I apologize if that was misleading. As for the apples, granny smith might be a bit on the tart side since unless you did want to add sugar. They are great for pies for that reason since people always add sugar to pies. If you try it will you let me know? I actually think ultimately it is up to personal preference!

  3. cj says

    Hi Liz I was wondering how long does the apple butter last? Have you canned it before? If so, do you have any specific way that you do it? Sincerely, CJ

    • says

      This lasts around 10 days in the fridge. I’ve never canned it but you definitely could!! Sadly I don’t have any tips for canning it is not my forte. My mom always cans it – I’ll have to take notes from her!!


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