This is the easiest apple butter recipe ever. You make it in a crockpot overnight, and wake up to the most gorgeous smell (this would be a great thing to have cooking when anyone you’d like to impress is coming to breakfast).
For those who haven’t eaten apple butter, it’s essentially a cross between apple sauce and apple jam. We eat it on toast, pancakes, abelskivers … and I’ve been wondering how it would taste with pork chops.
Without further ado (Kathy, this one’s for you), here’s the recipe:
Ingredients: Peel and core eight or more apples, slice (I just fill the crock pot about two-thirds of the way)
2-4 cups of white sugar (adjust depending on how many apples, taste, etc.)
4 teaspoons cinnnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix everything together in the crockpot and cook on high for one hour, stirring occasionally. Now, turn your crockpot to low and cook for 12 hours. (It’s a good idea to spray the inside of your crockpot with cooking oil before starting this, to make cleanup easier.) Mash.
If canning, use 1/2 pint jars and leave 1/4-inch head space. Otherwise, put in containers and refrigerate. Consider canning even smaller jars and giving as really cute Christmas gifts. My friend Bob Watts loves this apple butter.