Monday, May 23, 2011

apple butter recipe

I actually lost this recipe before I posted it on here. I finally found it and I will not make that mistake again! This is so good and I plan on making it every fall. The whole house smells so good while it's cooking. Last Oct., I only had one crock pot to use but now, I have this one, another I had but forgot about that is almost as big and three smaller ones. So hopefully, it won't take me all month to make it this year.

My favorite thing to do with it is to just spread some on a piece of bread. It's a great snack, and even dessert.

12-14 apples
2 cups apple juice
1 tbls. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cloves

Wash, core and quarter apples (don't peel).

Combine apples, apple juice and spices in large crockpot. Cover and cook on low setting 8-10 hours. What works for me is to start it in the morning before work so when I get home, I can finish it up on the high setting. Then, I collect the batches in the fridge until I have enough for a canning session.

When fruit is tender, I use a stick blender and puree it right in the crock pot. Cover (with the lid cracked open) and cook on high setting for 6-8 hours, stirring about every 2 hours or so.


Stella Andes said...

That looks really good. I bought some at a store, finally tried it, and hated it. I think I would like the kind you made -- it seems like what I used to like!

Tiff :o) said...

If I have any left by the time I get to come out to visit (I'll probably have a whole new batch by then), I'll see if I can bring one with me.

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