I love putting apple butter on my toast and even on my pancakes. How about you?
Check out what my friends at Group Recipes had to say about this slow cooker apple butter:
We went apple picking, and my husband was bummed that they didn’t sell any fresh apple butter (who ever heard of such a thing at an orchard?). I figured with all our fresh apples, it shouldn’t be too hard to make some of our own apple butter. That was too true with this recipe. If you can’t get good apple butter (and most can’t), try making your own.
Yes! It is quite simple. The most time-consuming part of the recipe is peeling and cutting the apples. We make it a group effort and it goes by much faster. Plus, it gives you valuable time with friends and family or whomever is willing to help out. That’s priceless!
apples (half sweet and half tart)
Heinz apple cider
sugar (3 cups to every 2 quarts cider)
Cut apples into eighths (no need to peel or core them), and put them in the bottom of a large, heavy pot. Cover with apple cider, bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer until the apples are mushy.
Run the apples through a food mill to remove the peels and seeds, then dump back into the pot with the juices. Add the sugar, bring to a boil again, then put on the lowest heat and simmer. Stir every half hour or so for the first couple of hours. As it thickens, stir it more frequently. When the apple butter is the proper, spreadable consistency, flavor liberally with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.
Can as you would jelly.
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Quick Tip: Make enough to last you through the year – canning your apple butter is so easy!
Thank you to Group Recipes for this awesome recipe!