Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

So, what did I do with the rest of all those apples?  David's poor apple rejects...  After the cookies and this recipe, I only had two left.  Thank goodness, I hate waste.

This recipe came out of the same 'lil Wal-Mart booklet I referred to yesterday.  I guess I was just feelin' these recipes this weekend.  Never have I made apple butter, nor have I ever thought to make some.  I had clipped this recipe, just for grins, a while back and forgotten about it, then while thumbing through my recipe books...voilà!

Normally, you would want to can apple butter.  However, I cut this recipe in half and it only makes enough for me to keep a container and share a container, specifically with my mother and step dad.  No canning required!  But, if you're into canning and want to make a vat of this stuff, double this recipe and you're good to go!

Though...I will probably get some canning tools eventually.  I made jam (freezer jam, specifically) for the first time ever on the weekend of my showers in Kansas.  It was fun!  And have I mentioned the amount of strawberry jam I now have in my freezer?  Perhaps I'll make some jam bars soon...I did volunteer to make some bars for the JH Board Retreat this weekend...hmmm...  In the meantime, enjoy this recipe!  I sure am!

Slow Cooker Apple Butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples

Combine first 3 ingredients in slow cooker, stir to mix well.  Add apples, toss to coat.

Cook on low 8-10 hours.  For chunky apple butter, break up apples with wooden spoon.  For a smooth version, mash with potato masher (this is what I did).

Makes 2-3 cups.

Again, I forgot to take a picture of the finished product, but this is what it looked like mid-way through.  Mmmm...steamy, cinnamony, sweet goodness!


  1. I LOVE apple butter...it is my favorite. I love making homemade too! :)

  2. I've made apple butter before, but stovetop...it was rather annoying having to stir it and watch it! Slow-cooker is the way to go! They make the BEST apple cake though!



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