Here is a deliciously simple crock-pot recipe for homemade apple butter that makes the whole house smell something wonderful! Enjoy it warm over ice cream, or on pancakes, waffles, or a slice of crusty French bread!
All-Day Apple Butter
Time: 15 minutes prep; 12 hours in the crock-pot.
Yield: 4 pints
- 5 1/2 pounds tart cooking apples, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
Place apples in large slow-cooker (6 quart). Combine spices and sugar and pour over apples. Mix well. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hr. Reduce heat to LOW and cook, covered, for 9-11 hours until dark and thickened. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Uncover and cook on low for 1 hour longer. Stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Spoon into jars or freezer containers, leaving 1 in. head space. Cover and refrigerate or freeze. Makes 4 pints.
First, pick some apples. Try not to eat them all before you get home.
Mildly tart varieties like Ginger Golds are an excellent choice.
Peel and chop 'em up.
Sprinkle with sugar and spice, and everything nice.
Cook all day in the crock-pot until thick and brown and delicious.
Seal, tie with a pretty bow, and give one to a friend.
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