Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

One of my favorite fall time treats is apple butter. I always look forward to picking up a jar from an apple orchard, grocery store, or home made by a friend. For the past few years I have been making my own (which has come in handy with all our apples) using this recipe from a friend.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter


14 C. peeled, cored, and sliced cooking apples
2 cups sugar
2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. ground allspice


-Place apple slices in a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, cloves and allspice.
-Cover; cook on high-heat setting for 4 hours.
-Uncover and stir, cook on high-heat setting 2 to 2-1/2 hours more or until apples are very tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
-Cool mixture at least 1 hour or cover and chill overnight.
-Process with a blender or a food processor.
-Place apple butter into half-pint freezer containers, leaving a 1/2-inch space at the top.
-Seal and label.

Makes 4 half-pints. Store 3 weeks in refrigerator or for 1 year in freezer. 

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