Monday, September 24, 2012

CrockPot Apple Butter

After picking apples in Julian last week, I had a million pounds of apples that needed to be made into something.  One thing I decided to make was apple butter.  I looked at various methods and decided upon the easiest one - crock pot apple butter.

This recipe could not be easier and it makes your whole house smell like apple and cinnamon.  So delicious.

Crockpot Apple Butter

**Chop up about two pound of apples {leave the peel on but remove and discard the core}.  Rinse the apple pieces and toss in the slow cooker.   

**Cover the apples with 2-3 tablespoons of honey, a teaspoon of nutmeg, three teaspoons of cinnamon, the zest from one lemon, and 1/3 cup of water.  Stir all together, set the crockpot on low, and cook for about five hours.

Depending on how large or small you chopped your apples, it might take more or less time.  Check here and there and give the mixture a stir so it doesn’t scorch.

**Once the apples are cooked and cooled, dump the mixture into a food processor or blender and process until smooth.  If you prefer lots of texture, skip this step.

Store the apple butter in airtight containers in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Apple butter can be spread on toast, waffles, etc.  Or, go crazy and spread it on cracker topped with a slice of good parmesan cheese.



  1. About how many mason jars (that size) were you able to fill?

  2. About how many mason jars (that size) were you able to fill?


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