Crock Pot Apple Butter

16
Paula Anderson

By
@gpcollector

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. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-7 8oz. jars
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
5 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

  • 8
    apples; 4 Granny Smith, 4 - McIntosh, peeled and cubed
  • 4 c
    sugar
  • ·
    cinnamon to taste, about 6 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 6 - 7
    8 oz. canning jars, lids and rings, sterilized

How to Make Crock Pot Apple Butter

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine all ingredients in a Crock Pot.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce to low.
  3. Cook for approximately 5 hours, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and dark golden brown.
  4. Puree in a blender.
  5. Then add back to Crock Pot.
  6. Mix well. Cook until thick.
  7. Spoon into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 3/4 inch headspace.
  8. Using a knife, poke apple butter in jars to remove air bubbles.
  9. Wipe rims of jars with a wet paper towel.
  10. Secure with lids and rings.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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About Crock Pot Apple Butter

Course/Dish: Spreads, Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collections: Fall Food, A is for Apple
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #butter, #apple, #Fruit




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