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Crockpot Apple Butter

Course: Sauce, Side Dish
Author: Forrest Green Farm

Ingredients

  • lbs apples peeled, cored, and finely chopped Jonathan, McIntosh, Fuji, Golden Delicious, or Staymen
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place apples in a crockpot or roaster (200-250 degrees). In a medium bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Pour mixture over the apples and mix.
  • Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook 8-9 hours, stirring occasionally until the mixture is thickened and brown.
  • Uncover and continue cooking on low for 1 more hour. Stir with a whisk to get lumps out.
  • Spoon mixture into sterile jars. Refrigerate or freeze.

If you want to can your apple butter for long term storage

  • Fill prepared, hot jars with hot apple butter leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  • Gently run a non-metallic spatula along the sides to release air bubbles. Wipe rims and top with hot lids and screw bands. 
  •  Process in boiling water canner for 20 minutes. Let cool and make sure that the lids seal within 24 hours for long term storage.

Notes

Ways to use your Apple Butter-
🍎 Spread it on toast or butter crackers 
🍏 Dollop on waffles, french toast or pancakes 
🍎 Use as an ice cream topping
🍏 In dessert recipes 
🍎 As a yogurt topping