Homemade Apple Butter

Gail Herbest Recipe

By Gail Herbest Gaillee

This is made in a Crock pot, it takes about 12 hours so I prepare it in the evening and by morning it's done, It is well worth the wait.There is nothing like homemade!


Recipe Rating:
 21 Ratings
Serves:
makes approx six cups
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The taste of this spicy-sweet butter brings back so many childhood memories of eating apple butter with my cousins, the Daileys. As a team we would go through what seemed like gallons of the stuff in less than a week. I hope you love this as much as I do.

Ingredients

5 1/2 lb
apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 c
white sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar
2 tsp
cinnamon
2 tsp
vanilla --- optional
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
salt
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place the chopped apples in the crock pot and add the rest of the ingredients, stir to blend well.
2
cover and cook on high for one hour
3
reduce heat to low and cook 10-11 hours, stir occasionally. Until mixture is thickened and dark brown.
4
Uncover and continue cooking on low for 1 hour.
Stir with whisk if desired to increase the smoothness
5
Spoon mixture into clean freezer containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze
6
**** You can add more sugar (up to 4 cups) but I like mine just a little tart but still sweet. I don't think I would ever use more than 2 cups even if the Apples are tart.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
  • Comments

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    FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Sep 26, 2010
    "OH-YUMMM", here we go again, with the memories. This was always my dads favorite. He is no longer with us but his memories are, I make this each year about apple season time. "Waste not want not", Thanks for the reminder.
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    Ann Simmons AngelJasonsMom - Sep 26, 2010
    I love apple butter. Can't wait to try! Thanks for sharing.
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    Dorthy Erlandson no1funcook - Sep 26, 2010
    I love apple butter too. Can you tell me about how much this makes? There is only two of us in my house and I don't want it coming out of our ears. lol
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    Gail Herbest Gaillee - Sep 26, 2010
    I will go back and edit the recipe and add the amount it makes, I got about 6 cups out of it this time, not an awful lot but to much just to keep in the fridge Like you there are only the 2 of us I left one in the refrigerator and froze the rest. :-)
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    Lauren Conforti Hutt5asl - Sep 26, 2010
    How long will it last in the fridge, and how long can you freeze it in the freezer? I love apple butter! Can't wait to try this. :)