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Crock Pot Recipes

The Crock Pot or Slow Cooker makes easy work of so many recipes. Prepping the ingredients is simple then let time and the slow cooker get to work!

Try these fruit butter recipes for Peach butter, pear butter, and apple butter all made in the Crock Pot.

Pear butter in small mason jar on cutting board with pears

Pear Butter in the Crock Pot

Pear butter isn’t “butter” in the true sense of the word. Dairy free, this fruit butter is apple butter’s cousin– a deeply spiced puree of fruit easily made in the Slow cooker, Instapot or Crock Pot. What is pear butter? Pear butter, or any fruit butter, is a smooth puree of fruit that has been …

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Pear ginger jam in a mason jar with white spoon

Pear Ginger Jam

Ginger Pear Jam is a small batch, old fashioned homemade jam made with no added pectin.  Ginger and pear come together to make a warmly spiced jam. Use this pear jam on toast, with meats, or as a substitute for applesauce.     This post was originally published in November 2012 and was updated in November …

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Peach butter in a mason jar with a white napkin and silver spoon

Crock Pot Peach Butter

Peach season is winding down this month– grab this seasonal fruit while you can and store its goodness for months to come by making jams, jellies and this peach butter. This recipe for peach butter or mango butter is easily made in a crock pot, slow cooker, or Instant Pot. Only a few ingredients are …

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cranberry butter in small mason jar

Cranberry Butter

This cranberry butter jewel of a fruit spread is not really a butter (no dairy at all). And it is not really a curd (no eggs in here either) so it is tricky to figure out how to name it properly. Technically it might be a pureed jam.  It is an elevated version of instant …

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Crock Pot Apple Butter

Like magic your slow cooker or Instant Pot will turn a bounty of apples into a smooth, deeply colorful and flavorful spread with this recipe for crock pot apple butter. So let’s head to the orchard and get apple picking! Making your own jams, jellies, fruit butters or marmalade does not get any easier than …

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Spiced pear apple butter in mason jar with twine ribbon

Spiced Apple-Pear Butter

Spiced apple pear butter is a way to capture flavor of seasonal fruits to save for a future date. Preserving allows you to capture a feeling–preserving foods grants you the freedom of taking the memory of picking apples in an orchard and saving that happiness for another day.  If you are lucky enough to live …

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Onion Bacon jam in small mason jar

Crock Pot Onion Bacon Jam

Bacon onion jam is a slow cooker recipe that makes caramelized onions which then soaks up bacon flavor. Similar to a relish or even an onion marmalade in texture, this slow cooker onion jam is quickly going to be a favorite. This recipe for Crock Pot Onion Bacon Jam slowly cooked and has deep flavor. …

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