Thursday, October 1, 2009
With our abundance of apples we made apple butter in the crockpot-- super easy!
I think my crockpot is a 4 qt.
Crockpot Apple Butter
Cored, peeled and cut apples to fill crockpot
2-3 c. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
Cook on low for 12-16 hours.
I just put mine in jars, put seal lids on, tipped them upside down for 5 minutes and then turned them rightside up again. I have some really good sealing jars though, if I were using a typicall canning jar, lid and rings I would give them a 10 minute "water bath".
This did come out quite sweet with 2 1/2 c. sugar, so next batch I am going to cut that down some more.
I have an apple corer, peeler, slicer similar to this one. The first time I did it I left the apples pretty much the way they came off the peeler, corer, slicer and it made about 2 pints, the 2nd time I did it I broke the apples into smaller pieces so I fit alot more in and just packed it down. I got about 4 or 5 pints.
With being in the crockpot for so long the apple butter does have a darker color, but it tastes just as good as traditional apple butter!