Slow Cooked Spicy Apple-Pear Butter
Experiment with a variety of apples and pears. Add extra sugar if fruit is tart and use less if fruit is sweet.
Super easy to make and super good!
Hope you enjoy!
6 to 8 lbapples and pears, peeled, cored and sliced (i used a variety of apples and pears)
2 1/2 csugar (reduce amount for a tarter taste)
1 clight brown sugar, lightly packed
1 Tbspground cinnamon
1/2 tspground nutmeg
1/4 tspground cloves
1 Tbsppure vanilla extract, optional
How to Make Slow Cooked Spicy Apple-Pear Butter
- Place about 1/4 of the apples and pears in the crock pot, sprinkle 1/4 of the sugar mixture over the fruit in slow cooker; toss to combine. Begin layering the rest of the fruit and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture until cooker is full. NOTE: Fill the crock pot up plus some extra. The fruit will cook down.
- Ladle hot apple-pear butter into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims of the jars clean with clean damp cloth, cover with hot sterilized lids, and screw bands on.
- Allow jars to rest undisturbed on countertop for six hours or overnight.Check lids to ensure they sealed.
- Apple butter will keep for up to one year in a cool, dark place.