This week’s Crock Pot Recipe is something a bit different. How about some Apple Butter?!
A mixture of apple varieties, rather than just one type, will produce apple butter with rich, complex flavor in this slow cooker recipe. I making pumpkin bread to put it on!
Yield: 4 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup agave nectar (or honey)
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 10 medium apples, peeled, cored, and cut into large chunks (about 2 1/2 pounds)
Combine all ingredients in a 5-quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 10 hours or until apples are very tender.
Place a large fine-mesh sieve over a bowl; spoon one-third of apple mixture into sieve. Press mixture through sieve using the back of a spoon or ladle. Discard pulp. Repeat procedure with remaining apple mixture. Return apple mixture to slow cooker. Cook, uncovered, on high 1 1/2 hours or until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally. Spoon into a bowl; cover and chill up to a week.
This was a test run for me to see if this is something I would like to make as gifts. The only thing that I didn’t like is that it only makes enough for two small Ball Jars 🙁 But none the less it tastes AMAZING!
Next up Pumpkin Butter!!!
Question: Have you ever made homemade apple butter?