Apple Butter

16 Nov

One of the things I look forward to in fall is honey crisp apples.  Knowing they’re only available October and November, I don’t care how much they cost; I buy mass quantities of them…  And I eat every last one!

Awesome, now I can have my honey crisps all year round…. By making apple butter out of it!

Apple butter sounds deceiving; it doesn’t contain any butter, just natural yummy goodness of the apples and spices. Very healthy!

Side note: You can totally use any other kind of apple (I think Galas would be good), but I couldn’t break my undying loyalty to honey crisps.

Here’s the recipe I used:

11-12 medium apples- peeled, cored, sliced
½ cup brown sugar
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tsp allspice
1/3 cup water

The directions are easy:

Throw it all into a slow cooker, mix it up, and let it cook on low for 10-12 hours!

When it’s done, it should be super mushy and dark brown. You can keep it kinda chunky or you can stick it in the blender and puree it (which is what I did).

This recipe made 4 mason jelly jars full.

Spread it on toast, muffins, crackers, put some on oatmeal, on top of ice cream, on pork chops… the possibilities are endless!

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2 Responses to “Apple Butter”

  1. BadgerMom November 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    I never thought of making this in a slow cooker, but how easy that would be and the house will smell delicious. I will definitely try this recipe!

  2. marty DeWitte November 17, 2011 at 12:29 am #

    Hi Julie, I am going to make the apple butter. Let me know if you get this comment. I am Marty DeWitte, your greatuncle Johns better half. your picture is cute. glad you are doing well.

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