Crock Pot Apple Butter

September 25, 2013

Today we have our third apple recipe of the week!

Apple butter has been something that I've wanted to try for a while now.  Since we have been apple picking twice in the last month and have just about enough apples to feed our entire block, it was a perfect time to give it a try. It turned out pretty well.

But, I learned two things. First: cooking for shorter amount of time will give you more apple butter. I used a good amount of apples and what you see in the jar in the picture, is what came out of them. It was pretty thick, so, next time, I will shorten the cooking time a bit, hoping this will help.

Second: use the correct type of apple.   used Macintosh, so, our apple butter was a bit tarter than we would of liked it. Lessons learned.

Next time, Granny Smith or perhaps Fuji? Or a combo of different types?

Any advice? This is new territory for me :)  All in all though, very good and very easy to make.
Definitely making this one again!

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Crock Pot Apple Buter

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 05:00
Ingredients
  • 4-6 cups of apples, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
Instructions
Add sliced apples to your crock pot. No need to peel them. Pour lemon juice over apples.
Cover and cook on high for 2-4 hours or until apples are soft.
Mash apples with potato masher. Turn off pot and let them cool for 15-30 minutes.
Add into your blender and puree until smooth.
Put back in your crock pot Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cook uncovered for another 30-45 minutes depending on desired thickness.
Store in covered container in fridge.

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