An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
October 3, 2012
I’ve kind of been obsessed with cooking in the crockpot lately, so when I saw that this apple butter recipe was simmered for 14 HOURS in the crockpot I immediately had to try it. This takes no time to throw together. The biggest task is peeling the apples. After that, just toss everything in the crockpot and cook overnight. You will be rewarded with this thick, sweet apple butter that is delicious served over a biscuit, stirred into oatmeal or atop a pork chop.
A very important step of this apple butter recipe is selecting your apples. You want half tart and half sweet. I chose to use four Granny Smith and four Gala apples. This combo was the perfect balance.
Let me know what apples you like to mix!
Easy Apple Butter
- 2 3/4 pounds apples – peeled, cored and finely chopped (I chopped them in the food processor)
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Place the apples in a slow cooker. Add the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salad and mix well. Cover and cook on high 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick and dark brown Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Spoon the mixture into a Mason jar and store in the fridge for up to a year.