Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Crock Pot Spiced Apple Butter
Happy Homemade Wednesday Slow Roasters! Apple butter has been on my list of things to make for so long now. Perhaps fear of the unknown kept me from making it sooner. After I finished this heavenly creation I kind of laughed at myself. It was so easy. Don't wait. Go to the store and buy your favorite apples and make some apple butter.
You house will smell heavenly all day, and you will have 6-8 jars of this delicious Spiced Apple Butter as your reward. Munchkin loved it and so did Chad. It was a huge hit. You are going to love it.
Spiced Apple Butter - makes 6-8 (4 ounce) jars
6 pounds Fuji apples
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
Peel and core apples. Chop apples into small pieces.
Place apples, sugar, cinnamon and allspice in crock pot (I used 5 quart). Stir to coat apples with sugar and spices.
Cook on high for 1 hour, with cover on. You will notice the beautiful juice the apples, sugar and spices have started to create. Also the aroma coming from your crockpot is heavenly!
After one hour, stir apples and turn to low. Cook covered for 8 hours on low. Transfer apples and juices to a blender and puree.
Return to crock pot and cook on high for 1 hour, uncovered. Prepare to can apple butter.
Can by water bath according to manufacturers instructions. I chose to use the 'inversion method' of canning jams and jellies. It is fast and painless!
Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com