Friday, October 31, 2008

Crock-Pot Apple Butter

I made this yesterday. I have always done it on the stove and cooked it for hours while I stir and stir and stir ir. This was much simplier and it tasted so yummy too. I did several batches at once and then froze it. I have one batch left in a crock-pot to finish after the kiddos are in bed tonight. You could can it as well. Just ladle it into hot jars and put a hot flat on the jar. Seal tight with your ring and put in hot water bath.

8 c. apples (peeled, cored and chopped) I prefer Rome and Golden Delicious
4 c. granulated sugar
4t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg

Put all ingregients in crock. Cook on high for 6 hours. Then reduce heat to low for 12 more hours or so. I then used my hand mixer to get the smooth consistency. Put in freezer cups or jars. Leave 1/2 inch headspace for expansion during freezing (or if you are using the canning directions above, you will still need to do this). Makes 4-5 pints




Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Yum! I will have to try this sometime. I did the applesauce this year, but didn't keep going to make apple butter. We still have a few jars left from last year.

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mamacantrix said...

Oh, yummy. This sounds wonderful! I'm going to share with a friend, too. She's tired of making cider!