Monday, October 17, 2016

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

A neighbor gave us a huge box of apples so I'm working on my third batch of slow cooker apple butter, mmm my house smells amazing!

 Fill a large slow cooker with peeled quartered apples, add 2 cups sugar, 3 Tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cloves and a pinch of salt. Cook on high for 1 hour, reduce heat to low and cook uncovered until 1/3 is evaporated. (This is an all day recipe, so if your apple butter is not ready by evening, you can cover your slow cooker and keep it on warm overnight, then uncover and turn it back to low in the morning). Add more seasoning to taste. 

 I use a pressure cooker to can my apple butter, but you can skip the canning and keep the apple butter refrigerated for about 2 weeks. 

p.s. you can even skip the apple peeling by starting with applesauce! your house will smell amazing too!

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