Crockpot Apple Butter
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- 10 cups apples – peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup tightly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. salt
- options: ½ tsp. of any or all of the following spices depending on your likes and dislikes: ground cloves, nutmeg, allspice, ginger
- honey to adjust for sweetness
- non-stick cooking spray
1Spray crock-pot lightly with cooking spray. Place the prepared apples in crock-pot.
2In separate bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon, salt and other desired spices. Stir into the apples to combine mixture thoroughly in crock-pot.
3Cover and cook on high for one hour. Turn heat to low and cook for approx. 7 - 8 hours more, stirring occasionally. Apple butter mixture should be thick and golden brown.
4Taste for sweetness, since apples vary in sweetness, you may want to add a little honey at this point to achieve desired sweetness.
5Cook for one hour more, uncovered. At this point, whisk the apple butter for a smooth creamy texture.
6Apple Butter can be stored covered in refrigerator or frozen in plastic freezer containers.