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Apple Butter in the Crock Pot

October 2, 2011

Happy October!

I’m loving the chilly fresh air.

I’m loving the mean-spirited Canadians on Come dine with me.

I’m loving this new gravity class.

I’m loving this funny cat that sleeps on his back.

I’m loving this great view we have from our balcony.

And I’m really loving my crock pot right now. It’s the one appliance I pull out and dust off once fall hits. Last weekend after apple picking, the one thing I was intent on making was apple butter.  I’ve always thought apple butter was like apple sauce on crack! Thicker, richer, spicier and just so much betterer.  Also super easy to make.

Even though this recipe took 24 hrs from start to end, your crock pot is doing most of the work so don’t let the time scare you away from making this.

Apple Butter in the Crock Pot

**6 cups apple sauce

3/4 cups honey

1 1/2 cups apple juice (or apple cider)

1 t cinnamon

1/2 t allspice

1/2 t cloves


** Peel and roughly chop 12-14 apples. I used mostly honey crisps but use whatever you have in season. Add the apples along with 1/2 cup of water to your crock pot and cook on low for 10-12 hours.  Once done you should be able to just stir the apples with a wooden spoon and have a perfect sauce.

Leave the sauce in the crock pot and add the honey, apple juice and spices. Stir well and cook on low for another 10-12 hours.

If the apple butter looks a bit watery then remove the lid from the pot and cook on low for another 4 hours or until most of the liquid has evaporated and the butter has thickened.

This batch filled two 500 ml mason jars. One jar I sterilized and boiled to seal but the other I just refrigerated which should last 6-8 weeks.

l’ll post our favourite ways to eat apple butter this week.

Do you have any favourite ways to eat apple butter?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2011 7:34 am

    I’m really into my crock pot right now too – I made caramalized onions with it and its so much easier and better than standing over the stove for an hour. I have never had apple butter!

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