Apple Butter

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I have been so lax in my canning. I am the type of girl who does the small batch canning. I grow a garden each year and this year is no exception.  This apple butter is not from my garden. I have no apple trees. That does not mean I cant make this.  It doesn’t mean you cant make this too.  Today’s modern technology allows us to have apples year round.   That is why this recipe is so great.

Most apples are harvested in the fall.  You don’t have to wait to make and enjoy this in the fall.  Although I do make this both in the spring and fall.  I like to wrap them in pretty little packages and give them away as Christmas presents. My friends seem to enjoy these more than any store bought gift they ever got.  The best part is that this is in the crock pot and can cook while you do other things,  other not so fun things, like laundry or dishes.

The best part is that it will make your house smell so good!

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Apple Butter

Ingredients:

4 lbs apples

Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Macintosh

use an assortment of apples

(about 18 peeled and cored and chopped)
4 cups sugar

2 tablespoons apple pie spice

(add more to taste)
1 cup apple juice

1 bottle of apple sauce

(about 16 oz)

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients and add to a slow cooker cook on high for 6 hours. Take off the lid and allow to cook another two hours .

Ladle hot butter into hot jars leaving about 1/2 inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Process 10 minutes in water bath.
If you are unsure about canning click here.
It will give you a more indepth description on a water bath.

I know this is a no brainer, but any jars that don’t seal should be kept in the refrigerator.
Peace be with you,
Veronica

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7 Responses to “Apple Butter”

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    The Mom Chef — May 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Wow, that looks delicious. I don’t have any apple trees either but yeah, I do eat apples year round. And, I’m a big fan of using the crock pot for recipes like this. It looks delicious.

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    This Dame Cooks — May 7, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I’ve been making apple butter in my crockpot for years. Just peeled and cored apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, a little lemon and pinch of salt. When the apples are soft I use my immersion blender and cook till butter consistency. Perfect everytime. Thanks for sharing your method.

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    Beth Michelle — May 8, 2012 at 8:24 am

    This apple butter looks amazing. I have never made my own before.

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    MyFudo™ — May 8, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I adore homemade stuff and I plan out my homemade gifts to friends and relatives as early as June. I am definitely making this! Thanks for sharing.

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    Peggy — May 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Mmm, I love apple butter! On everything!

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    Eliotseats — May 11, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Apple butter reminds me of my childhood and I could definitely go for a peanut butter and apple butter sandwich right now!

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    ipad mini case — November 6, 2012 at 2:50 am

    That looks amazing!

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