If you already love store-bought apple butter, homemade apple butter will make you into an apple butter fanatic.
This recipe is insanely easy, adaptable to your apple and spice tastes and highly addictive.
It makes enough to use now and freeze for later.
Sweet E knows there is ALWAYS a jar available at Choochie’s house!
Go from this:
Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
9-10 large apples, cored and sliced
1 cup coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Core and cut apples into large chunks. Place in large bowl.
Combine sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Pour over apples and stir to combine.
Pour mixture into large slow cooker.
Cook on low for 10 hours.
After 10 hours on low, stir in vanilla extract, while breaking down any large apple pieces that remain.
Cover and cook for an additional 2 hours.
After the additional 2 hours,you can use an immersion blender to puree the apple butter until completely smooth, or puree in small batches in a blender.
For a thicker apple butter thicker, continue to cook on low with lid slightly open to allow steam to escape.
Allow the mixture to cool, then spoon into jars and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months.
~ I used one type of apple, but you can use a mixture of apples to vary taste.
~ I like thicker apple butter, so once the 12 hours were completed, I cooked an additional hour with the lid askew. Perfection!
~ I used small canning jars since there are no preservatives in this recipe. I stored the bulk of these jars in my freezer.
~ Small jars ensure all gets used in a timely matter before the apple butter spoils (1-2 weeks)
Happy Apple Buttering, Y’all!