Slow Cooker Blueberry Butter (Sugar-free)

By Sarah
December 13, 2022

Slowcooker blueberry butter is easy to make and so delicious. Best of all, if you make a big batch, you can give it to your family and friends as a Christmas gift.

Since the ingredients are relatively expensive, you won’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on an extravagant Christmas gift. Plus, they will think of you when they are eating the blueberry butter. 

What Is Blueberry Butter

The name blueberry butter is misleading. Blueberry butter does not contain butter. Confusing, I know. 

Blueberry butter is a fruit spread consisting of blueberries, sugar, and spices. 

However, since this is sugar-free blueberry butter, it does not contain traditional sugar. It’s made with Swerve granular sugar-free sweetener. However, you can use any sugar-free sweetener you have on hand. 

The blueberry butter is cooked in a slow cooker. So it takes about 5-6 hours to cook, and then it is blended into a paste. 

The term fruit butter refers to the texture of the blueberry butter. It has a similar texture to butter. 

What’s The Difference Between Blueberry Butter And Blueberry Jam

Both blueberry jam and blueberry butter contain blueberries, sugar, and in some cases, spices. However, blueberry butter is cooked longer and blended into a paste. 

Additionally, blueberry jam contains gelling agents like pectin. Pectin is used to thicken blueberry jam and give it a gelatinous consistency. 

Blueberry butter in jars.

Is Blueberry Butter Healthy

Yes, blueberry butter is healthy. Blueberries can decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as type 2 diabetes. 

They can also protect your nerve cells from damage as well as degeneration and aid weight management. Blueberries also contain bioactive ingredients which possess antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-obesity potential.  

Furthermore, this blueberry butter is low in calories. Each tablespoon has 17 calories, including 7.3 grams of carbs. 

How Do You Thicken Blueberry Butter

The blueberry butter should have a thick consistency after blending it. However, if it does not, place it back into the slow cooker after you blend it. 

Cook the blueberry butter on high, uncovered for 1 hour, periodically stirring until it thickens. The blueberry butter will thicken more as it cools down.  

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How To Use Blueberry Butter 

You can use blueberry butter in many ways. Smear it onto baked goods like biscuits, scones, muffins, toast, or quick breads. 

However, you can also use blueberry butter as a topping for pancakes or waffles or add it to yogurt, oatmeal, or pudding. You can even use blueberry butter as a glaze in savory dishes like turkey, pork, or chicken. 

Use blueberry butter in parfaits or as a topping for ice cream and as a filling for crepes. I used blueberry butter to make blueberry butter crumb muffins and blueberry lime loaf cake

How Long Does Blueberry Butter Last 

Blueberry butter will last for 10 days in the refrigerator. Make sure you store the blueberry butter in an airtight container so it lasts as long as possible. 

You can also freeze blueberry butter. It will last for 3 months, 

Slow Cooker Blueberry Butter (Sugar-Free)

Recipe by SarahCourse: BreakfastCuisine: Gluten-free, Keto, VeganDifficulty: easy
Servings

32

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

6

hours 
Calories

17

kcal
Net Carbs

3.6

grams
Total time

6

hours 

10

minutes

Blueberry butter is so easy to make. Simply the ingredients to your slow cooker and relax while it cooks for 5-6 hours. Next, blend it, and you will have a delicious, sweet blueberry butter made from 3 ingredients. 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen blueberries

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar-free sweetener

  • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

  • Place the blueberries, sugar-free sweetener, and lemon juice in a slow cooker.
  • Cover the blueberry butter and cook it for 5-6 hours.
  • Place it into a blender and blend until it is smooth.
  • Let the blueberry cool completely.
  • Use immediately or place the blueberry butter into an airtight container. Store it in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

32 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories17
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.1g 1%
    • Sodium 63mg 3%
    • Potassium 24mg 1%
    • Total Carbohydrate 4.3g 2%
      • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
      • Sugars 2.9g
    • Protein 0.2g 1%

    • Calcium 1%
    • Iron 24%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    References: 

    Wilhelmina Kalt, Aedin Cassidy, Luke R Howard, Robert Krikorian, April J Stull, Francois Tremblay, Raul Zamora-Ros, Recent Research on the Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyanins, Advances in Nutrition, Volume 11, Issue 2, March 2020, Pages 224–236, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmz065

    (2022). Recent advances in nuclear receptors-mediated health benefits of blueberry. Phytomedicine, 100, 154063. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2022.154063

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