Apple Butter

Another apple recipe post! This time, some yummy apple butter.

When I was thinking about all the apple goodness I could make after apple picking, apple butter had never crossed my mind. But at the orchard they had samples of their own to try – and I would say it was one of the yummiest things I’ve eaten recently! Naturally, I wanted to try and make my own. I browsed some recipes online, which pretty much all consisted of the same four or five ingredients. So as usual, I tossed the recipes aside and made up my own! My recipe is below – definitely tweak it for your own tastes!

Ingredients:

  • Apples – enough to fill a crock pot 3/4 full once peeled and sliced. For me, this was 10 apples. (I used a mix of Macintosh, Macoun, and Cortland.)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup apple cider

DSC_0001

First, peel and slice your apples, and toss then in the crock pot.

DSC_0003

Then add in your spices and sugar.

DSC_0004

Pour in the apple cider, and stir everything together until the apples are fully coated.

Cover and cook on high for 1 – 2 hours, then turn down to low for 8 -10 hours. Stir periodically to keep things from sticking to the sides. After cooking in the crock pot you’ll end up with a brown mushy goo! Pour that into a blender and pulse a few times until it’s a nice creamy consistency. If you have an immersion blender, that would be MUCH easier – just blend it all right in the crock pot!

DSC_0001 (2)

Then pour the butter into your jars (or whatever storage container you are using). I used mason jars, and canned them. Sealing the jars is really easy – just put the jars in a boiling water bath for about 10 – 15 minutes and you’re done! Now I have plenty to save to give as gifts – maybe with some zucchini or spice bread.

DSC_0003 (2)

Lately, I’ve been enjoying some on an English Muffin for breakfast with a cup of tea. YUM! I think next time I’ll do a little less spice, and maybe a quarter cup more brown sugar – what can I say, I’ve got a sweet tooth!

DSC_0012

Until next time,
signature image

Connect With Me

Advertisements

One thought on “Apple Butter

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s