Author: Crystal // Category: Recipes
This is an amazing recipe for some yummy Apple Butter. It doesn’t even have any real butter in it! This is very easy, but takes a long time so be prepared to have your slow cooker on for at least a day. I have experimented with several types of apples and HoneyCrisp are my favorite! I love giving gifts of food, sometimes I will make cookie mix, or apple butter, Jam, Muffin mix, or hot chocolate mix all just to giveaway during the holidays!
- 5 1/2 pounds apples – peeled, cored and finely chopped (I use Honeycrisp! They are my favorite and so big you only have to use 2-3.)
- 4 cups white sugar this can be decreased if you prefer it not to be so sweet. I love sweet stuff)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Place the apples in a slow cooker (the smaller the chop the easier they will cook down). In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well. (this is important. Make sure you have no big chunks of sugar)
- Cover and cook on high 1 hour.
- Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
- Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.
- Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze. ( I use mason jars with a little bit of fabric over the top and a rubber band to keep it on the jar. I give these as gifts at Christmas!)
Tags: Apple Butter, Apples, Butter, Cooker, Slow Cooker
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