This recipe was requested by my daughter, Shauna. I found the recipe in a cookbook and changed a few things to make it the way I like it. It's delicious!
Blue Ribbon Recipe
This homemade apple butter recipe makes some of the best apple butter we've ever eaten. It turns out rich and silky. While this was simmering in the Crock Pot, it made the Test Kitchen smell like apple cider. It's a really easy to make apple butter recipe. The Crock Pot does the hard work (just check and stir occasionally). When it's done, don't wait until it's canned to give it a try. Spread some of it warm on a piece of toast... it's so good.
apples; 4 Granny Smith, 4 - McIntosh, peeled and cubed
cinnamon to taste, about 6 tsp
6 - 7
8 oz. canning jars, lids and rings, sterilized
How To Make crock pot apple butter
Combine all ingredients in a Crock Pot.
Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce to low.
Cook for approximately 5 hours, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and dark golden brown.
Puree in a blender.
Then add back to Crock Pot.
Mix well. Cook until thick.
Spoon into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 3/4 inch headspace.
Using a knife, poke apple butter in jars to remove air bubbles.
Wipe rims of jars with a wet paper towel.
Secure with lids and rings.
Place in a boiling water bath, making sure jars are covered with water by about 3 inches. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.
Set on a towel to cool. You will hear the "pop" almost immediately. Check the seals to make sure they are sealed. Let cool. Enjoy!!
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