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Maple Cinnamon Apple Butter

maple apple butter

Ahh, fall.  Do you love fall?  I certainly do.  Cooler weather, caramel apple cider, and going out of my way to step on a crunchy leaf.  (Tell me I’m not the only one who does this!  😉).

But of course fall flavors are really what it’s all about.  Now I know that we all have to bow down to the might pumpkin spice king this time of year…😄…but actually it’s not my favorite fall flavor at all.

Actually, it took me quite a while to get into pumpkin at all.  When I was a kid the only way I wanted to associate with pumpkins was by carving them.  But pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving day?  Nope!  No thank you!  From the look on my face you might as well have been trying to get me to eat an old dirty boot. Haha.

I also have this weird memory of going by a Culver’s once in October and having my dad comment that they had a pumpkin pie shake.  To which I shivered in horror. 😉

maple apple butter

Then the stars and planets aligned.  I went from hating pumpkin to begrudgingly accepting it…to finally liking it.  As Barry Manilow would sing, “Looks like we made it!”  But I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about pumpkin.


Although I now like pumpkin, my favorite fall flavor is still apple anything, which brings us to today’s post.  I posted an apple butter recipe last year, but I can never stop tinkering when it comes to recipes I like.  I started adding a bit of this and subtracting a little of that. Then one day I realized I had a whole new recipe.  This is an apple butter for when you’re in a maple syrup state of mind. (Always, for me.  😋). And let’s just say that because of the maple aspect this is one of my all-time favorite toppings for pancakes or waffles.  Mmm.  Appley.  Mapley.  I love fall!


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Maple Cinnamon Apple Butter
  • 8 medium apples
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon.
  1. Core the apples and cut into large chunks.
  2. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and turn on high for 4-5 hours, or until pretty soft.
  3. Allow to cool, then place apples and their juices in a Ninja or Vitamix and purée until smooth.


{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Michele @ TwoRaspberries September 20, 2016, 3:55 pm

    this looks heavenly! and so simple PLUS healthy! I can smell the apples and cinnamon right now! YUM! 😉

    • Amanda September 21, 2016, 10:58 am

      Thanks so much, Michele!

  • Megan - The Emotional Baker September 21, 2016, 11:59 am

    You know – I only recently started associating apple as a fall flavor. I’ve always just been pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin! But as of last year, I went apple baking crazy. As soon as I get my hands on some apples, I’ll be trying this apple butter – yum 🙂

    • Amanda September 22, 2016, 2:53 pm

      Apple baking crazy-that’s a great way to put it. That’s how I am every year. 😉 Thanks, Megan!

  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop September 22, 2016, 5:55 am

    I love fall! I love apple butter!! And I love that you added maple syrup!!! That’s a triple win 🙂

    • Amanda September 22, 2016, 2:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Kathy!

  • annie@ciaochowbambina.com September 22, 2016, 8:13 am

    Apples and cinnamon – is there anything better than this butter slathered on toast with a cup of tea on a crisp autumn morning? I think not!

    • Amanda September 22, 2016, 2:54 pm

      Sounds good to me! Thanks, Annie!

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen September 23, 2016, 2:42 am

    LOVE Fall. I have also made apple butter last week, but this one sounds way too delicious, Amanda. Will try this version next time.

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:31 am

      Thanks, Anu!

  • cakespy September 23, 2016, 9:10 am

    Omg, this is calling my name. Cinnamon toast with this apple butter sounds like heaven right about now.

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:31 am

      That sounds great. I can’t get enough cinnamon!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes September 23, 2016, 1:27 pm

    Hooray for slow cooker recipes! I can already smell the spices in my kitchen… mmm!

    • Amanda September 28, 2016, 11:32 am

      Thanks, Eva!

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