Monday, December 23, 2013

Crockpot Apple Butter


Hi everyone! Another easy recipe today.

For more than a year now I've wanted to make my own Apple Butter. I fist saw on Pinterest how to make it in the Crockpot. Well, I'm just now getting around to it but it was worth the wait! Like always, I tweaked several recipes to make it how I wanted.

Crockpot Apple Butter


Growing up in Indiana, my family always bought Apple Butter from a local place and it was by far the best I've ever tasted! I'm happy to say that this tastes just like it! Even my Parents, who were in town for a visit, thought so. It's seriously amazing! My favorite way to eat Apple Butter is on a biscuit or piece of toast.

Ingredients:
10 apples peeled, cored, sliced  (I used mostly Honeycrisp with 3 Macintosh)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup apple juice

Directions:
Place apples in the crockpot. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugars and spices and pour over the apples. Stir to coat all of the apples.

Pour in the apple juice and stir.

Cook on low for 10-12 hours (I did this overnight) If you want it a bit thicker, remove the lid and allow to cook for a little longer.

After you allow the Apple Butter to cool a bit. Using an immersion blender, break up any chunks and blend to a slightly smooth texture. If you don't have an immersion blender, you can put in a food processor or blender. Just let cool before.

You could easily double this recipe. As is, it made about five 4oz mason jars. You can store this in the fridge for up to two weeks or freeze it for two months.

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