Make your own delicious apple butter

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.


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