Homemade Apple Butter

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Gail Herbest

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@Gaillee

This is made in a Crock pot, it takes about 12 hours so I prepare it in the evening and by morning it's done, It is well worth the wait.There is nothing like homemade!

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The taste of this spicy-sweet butter brings back so many childhood memories of eating apple butter with my cousins, the Daileys. As a team we would go through what seemed like gallons of the stuff in less than a week. I hope you love this as much as I do. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 21 votes

Comments:
Serves:
makes approx six cups
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
12 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 lb
    apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla --- optional
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt

How to Make Homemade Apple Butter

Step-by-Step

  1. Place the chopped apples in the crock pot and add the rest of the ingredients, stir to blend well.
  2. cover and cook on high for one hour
  3. reduce heat to low and cook 10-11 hours, stir occasionally. Until mixture is thickened and dark brown.
  4. Uncover and continue cooking on low for 1 hour.
    Stir with whisk if desired to increase the smoothness
  5. Spoon mixture into clean freezer containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze
  6. **** You can add more sugar (up to 4 cups) but I like mine just a little tart but still sweet. I don't think I would ever use more than 2 cups even if the Apples are tart.

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About Homemade Apple Butter

Course/Dish: Spreads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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