Last year I shared my easy no-fuss recipe for making apple butter in the crock pot and since so many apple varieties are beginning to be available, I thought I’d share it again. Also at the bottom is a giveaway for Phyllis Hoffman’s Celebrate (Festive Fall Issue) Magazine.
This is my basic recipe for Crock Pot Apple Butter.
- 5/6 lbs of apples cored and sliced (I don’t peel mine because we don’t mind cooked peels but peel if it bothers you)
- 4 Cups of sugar (but depends on the sweetness of the apples and how sweet you like things – so taste)
- 2-3 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cloves
- 1/4 Tsp. Salt
Put all the apples in your crock pot. Combine all the other ingredients in a bowl and pour over the apples, stir. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour then reduce to low and cook about 8-10 hours. Stir occasionally and mash your apples with a potato masher to get a smooth consistency. Your apple butter should be dark brown and thick when done. Makes 3-4 quarts.
Your house will smell divine while this is cooking!
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You can place this in hot sterilized jars and use the water bath method, but I just make one jar to use immediately and the rest I freeze. It’s supposed to keep for about 3 weeks in the fridge but honestly, it never keeps for longer than a week in my house because everyone eats it up!
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