The Loft Link-Up ~ Fall Recipes

Happy Fall Y’all! Today at The Loft we are all about Fall Recipes. I, personally, adore Fall, or Autumn, if you prefer. I love the temperatures, the food, the clothes, the football, the leaves. I just love fall. It is my favorite season of the year.

The recipe I want to share with you today is one that brings back loads of memories for me. Memories of my childhood. My paternal grandparents were very present in my life as a child, and my sister and I stayed with them A LOT. My Grandma always fixed a big country breakfast…..eggs, biscuits, bacon or sausage, and gravy. Hot, fresh biscuits begged for something sweet to slather on them, and the options were either Bama Grape Jelly, homemade pear preserves, or White House Apple Butter. My hands often reached for Apple Butter.


Crock Pot Apple Butter


So, when I ran across this recipe for apple butter a few years back, memories of being at my grandparent’s home flooded my heart. As soon as the fall apples came in, I got my little self busy canning homemade apple butter. Dear Gussie! It is super easy, and so yummy on biscuits, toast, and even in oatmeal. AND it has all the SMELLS while it is cooking!  The great part is that you do not have to can it, should you not have a bent toward canning. The recipe says you can also freeze it. I’ve never tried that, but just wanted to pass on what the recipe said. I hope you have the opportunity to grab some apples and make this delicious homemade apple butter.


Crock Pot Apple Butter

5 and 1/2 lbs. apples peeled cored and thin sliced

4 cups sugar

2 to 3 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp salt

Place all ingredients in a 6 quart slow cooker and cook on high for 1 hour. Stir and reduce heat to low for 8-9 hrs. Whisk to get any clumps out. Place into jars and seal. Can be put into freezer containers.




We are a topic driven link-up, which means that we link posts that pertain to the topic of the week. Posts that are not on topic will be deleted.

We will offer a month’s worth of topics each week so you can plan and prepare for a post that helps you enter into the conversation. Here are the topics for the next month:

September 21 ~ Fall Recipes

September 28 ~ Pot Luck

October 5 ~ Table

October 12 ~ Autumn/Fall

Just a reminder that the link-up goes live on Wednesday morning at 5am and will stay live until the following Monday at 5pm. If you link up at The Loft, please do not link-and-run. We want to create conversation and community, therefore, we ask that if you linkup one post, please visit two others. There are some beautiful people who link-up each week, and visiting their posts is the best way to get to know them.

Now, it is time to get to today’s link-up. Our prompt today is FALL RECIPES. You will find the linky at the bottom of my post. Enjoy the fellowship at The Loft.


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  • Oh, how I love the aroma of apple butter simmering on my stove. I’ve never thought of doing it in the crock pot! I think that might solve some of my sticking-to-the-bottom issues!

    • Crock pot apple butter is the way to go…AND be sure and use a crock pot liner. Hallelujah and amen! there is almost no clean up of the crock pot when you use a liner.

  • Fall is my favorite time of year, too! I’ve never used my crockpot for apples – this sounds yummy!

    • Oh Lora, apple butter, applesauce…it is all divine in the crock pot! Do try it. You will not be sorry.

  • Getting my first PSL today and I can’t wait! Bring fall on!!

    • So, I have to admit that it took me a minute to figure out PSL…..not a pumpkin spice latte drinker. :) Thanks for stopping in Lauren!

      • Haha! Of course! What’s your drink of choice?

        • I’m a coffee purist….not much on flavored coffees. Just like a heaping dose of half n half and Splenda.

  • Jerri Miller

    Ooh, my grandmas were all about apple butter, too. One of my grandmas had a recipe for Apple Butter Stack Cake – thin layers (I think about 12!) with apple butter spread between each layer … what I wouldn’t give to have her recipe!

    But now, apple butter in the crock pot? Definitely want to try that out, as well as the idea of freezing the bounty instead of canning. ~ Jerralea

    • Jerralea, I have my Grandma Apple Stack Cake recipe. It uses dried apples, but I need to make it with apple butter. That would be amazing!

  • Easy and yummy! That’s a winner. I am excited to see all the recipes here at The Loft! ♥

    • Me, too, Kathie. I think they are all wonderful!!

  • Rebecca Lindsey

    I’ve never thought of apple butter in the crock pot. This is so easy and wonderful. Plus I bet it will make the whole house smell like fall. Thanks for sharing and God bless!

    • Oh Beckie, it is amazing!! I hope you try it. Thanks for stopping in.

  • De Anna Morris

    Oh, I bet your house smells so good!! I love home made apple butter. This post makes me want to go to the Sky Top orchard and gather my favorite apples and make some deliciousness myself!
    Happy First Day of Fall Today!

    • Do it, friend! You will not be sorry. Oh, I love fall!! Happy Fall to you!

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