Slow-Cooker Chai Apple Butter

Slow-Cooker Chai Apple Butter

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2015

Seasoned with spices inspired by chai tea, this slow-cooker apple butter can be slathered on your favorite toast, served with a fall cheese plate or stirred into yogurt.

Ingredients 28 servings

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  • 5 pounds apples, such as Ananas Reinette or McIntosh, peeled and sliced ( ½ inch thick; about 16 cups)
  • ⅔ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt


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  1. Combine apples, brown sugar, vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric and salt in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Cover and cook, stirring once or twice, for 5 hours on High. Set the lid ajar and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the apples are almost broken down, about 2 hours more. If desired, puree in a food processor until smooth.
  • For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2-Tbsp.
  • Per serving: 53 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 24 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 43 mg sodium; 70 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit

Reviews 4

September 22, 2017
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By: Lisa Bagley Heger
This is amazing. I have made it without sugar and used a few sweeter apples and it was delicious! I love to put it on top of my morning oatmeal!
December 20, 2016
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By: Tris Weer
When my sister showed me this recipe, I thought it sounded terrible. Turmeric? Coriander? Yuck! But I made up a batch, I used cheep, very sweet apples (in season from the farm market,) so I cut down on the sugar. WOW! I still prefer "apple pie spiced" apple butter, But this is quite good, and makes a pleasant change. The rest of my family all adore this stuff. Gave a jar to the neighbor, and she wanted the recipe. It is a huge hit, and easy to make. I burnt the first batch a tiny bit, no one noticed but me. I have to say I thought my husband would hate this, but he loves it. If you are afraid of the turmeric and coriander overpowering the taste, don't be. The taste is interesting but not what you'd expect from reading the ingredients. One batch i had some extra apples so i added an extra quarter teaspoon of ground cinnamon and left the rest of the recipe alone. worked out perfectly.
December 05, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Is this recipe suitable for water bath canning, or do I need to add acid?
October 11, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Fabulous! Good as swirl into yogurt, along side pork loin, on toast/waffles/pancakes. Yummy any way you serve it. Pros: Super easy.
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