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Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mike Rhyne, Hollidaysburg, PA

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
15-20 Apples
2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
Whatever other baking spices you want (cloves, all spice, nutmeg, ginger)

Directions:
Directions:
Cut and quarter the apples to completely fill your Crockpot. (If you have access to a Foley Mill, or to a potato ricer you can leave the peels, stems and seeds to separate later. They will add to the flavor - if not please peel and core your apples first.)

Let the apples cook for 24 hours. They will soften and turn a deep brown. If you have left the peels and seeds, then process the cooked apples to remove these. If you have removed the peels and seed prior to cooking you will want to grind your apples in a food processor or blender.

Return the processed apples to the crockpot adding your sugar and spices. Cook this for 2-4 hours.

The Apple Butter can be frozen or canned.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 pts (but depends on the size of your pot)
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
28 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I know that the 'proper' way to make Apple Butter is to get a giant kettle which Grandma and your four aunts hover around all weekend and stir this weird mixture with something that looks like a boat oar. But the truth is - you and I don't have the time for that. Which made me mourn because I thought I would never get homemade apple butter again.
But this recipe came from some ladies in our parish in Blair Co., PA, who said it was so easy, "Even you can make it Pastor."
And I did, and it is very good.
My description probably made this sound harder than it really is. Step 1) Get pot. Step 2) Cut Up Apples. Step 3) Cook Apples. Step 4) Put in some sugar and spice (if you want). Step 5) You are done.
As for your sugar and your spices, I think the cinnamon is pretty crucial - but play around with what you like. We have even made batches where we didn't add any sugar or spice, and it was really good.

 

 

 

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