Crock Pot Apple Butter

I found this recipe on a wonderful website, Enchanted Homeschooling (which I also love for her homeschooling info), and fortuitously was given two buckets of apples the very next day, so I made this.  And it was good.

  • Apples, enough to fill slow cooker 3/4 full
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 Tb cinnamon
  • 16 oz apple juice

Place all ingredients in slow cooker and stir to coat apples.  Cook on low for 10 hours.  Once soft and delectable smelling, either mash or run through food processor, depending on how smooth or lumpy you like apple butter.  Place in freezer containers for longer storage, but please put some in the refrigerator to enjoy immediately.

Note:  The original recipe is much more detailed, so you may wish to read over it if you have never made something similar.  She suggested a variety of apples, and this would probably result in an even more flavorful product, but it will still be good if you just use what you have on hand!  Also, she suggests using apple cider for enhanced flavor, but I only had apple juice so I used that.  It was still good, so, again, just use what you have on hand!


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