Amazing Spiced Apple Butter

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Deb Finney

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@DebFinney

I was in Tennessee for business and ran across an apple farm near Pikeville. Went in and had lunch in their restaurant and grabbed a peck of Shizuka apples. They are a green apple with a hint of pear and sweetness about them. They made a wonderful apple butter. I cannot wait to get back to that part of Tennessee and, hopefully, snag some more of their wonderful apples. I imagine just about any apple will do. This batch turned out wonderfully. A merger of two or three recipes with a few additions of my own. My family loves it and my friends are begging for some. Have to make more.

Rating:

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Serves:
Made 9 half pints and 1 quart.
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
13 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

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peck of apples. i used shizuka apples (similar to golden delicious)
2 1/4 c
sugar
1 1/4 c
light brown sugar
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp
allspice
1/4 tsp
salt
2 tsp
vanilla flavoring
1 tsp
butter flavoring
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar (i used espresso balsamic)

How to Make Amazing Spiced Apple Butter

Step-by-Step

  • 1Wash, peel and core apples. I used a peck, which contained about 10 pounds. I used Shizuka apples, which had a slight pear taste to them. Dice them.
  • 2Mix the dry ingredients (sugars and seasonings) in a bowl.
  • 3Layer the apples and seasoning in your crock pot. Fill to the top, they will cook down. (OK sorry - it all has to go here - the site will not let me add another step). Let cook for about 10 - 12 hours (depends on your crock pot). Stir occasionally. When done and a deep brown, use an immersion blender or a mixer to blend. Add in the liquid seasonings (balsamic, vanilla and butter). Let it cook about 2 to 3 hours with the lid off. (Until it reaches your desired consistency). I ladeled into half pint jars (9 total) and 1 quart jar. I hot water processed them at a low boil for about 15 minutes. All sealed perfectly. The apple butter is divine. I am going to have to make another batch. These 9 jars are going fast.

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About Amazing Spiced Apple Butter

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #Christmas, #breakfast




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