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crockpot apricot butter

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Kathie Carr
North Liberty, IN

There were 4 apricot trees in the front lawn of our Indiana farm home when I was growing up. Every year they produced many more apricots than we and our friends and neighbors could use. We were always looking for ways to preserve them and use them. Apricot butter became one of my favorites. Here is a simple version of that recipe. It is made easier with a crockpot so you don't have to stir it for hours as it slowly cooks.

★★★★★ 3
serves 8 jars
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Hr

Ingredients For crockpot apricot butter

  • 8-10 lb
    fresh ripe apricots
  • 4-6 c
    sugar, depending on your taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    grounf cloves
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How To Make crockpot apricot butter

  • 1
    Wash, peel, pit fruit. Puree in small batches using blender or food processor. Pour pureed apricots into crock pot as you work. Add sugar to fruit. Add spices and lemon juice. Mix well. Cover and cook on High for 8 to 10 hours. Remove cover about half way through cooking. Stir occasionally. Store in refrigerator, can, or freeze.
  • 2
    IF CANNING: Fill hot, sterilized jars to 1/4 inch headspace; remove air bubbles, wipe rims, affix lids and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. IF FREEZING: Pour into sterilized cans or boxes, leaving 1/4-inch headspace and freeze. TO USE: Use in any recipe that calls for apple butter. Great on warm biscuits, fresh home made bread, and breakfast toast!

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