Homemade Apple Butter

Gail Herbest

By
@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!


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Serves:

makes approx six cups

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

12 Hr

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

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