When I think of Fall, apples come to mind. All the flavors of apple pie, apple butter and apple crisp.
If you caught my last post, you know I have apples on my mind. Starting the season off with a decorative apple topiary we enjoyed on our kitchen island.
Part of that topiary turned into a delicious pecan apple crisp dessert our family loved! And the other part, turned in apple butter! Have you ever made this easy recipe? If not, please read on for simple directions on how to make a tasty spread to use on breads, muffins, pork chops, crepes or just eat with a spoon!
How to Make Apple Butter in a Crock Pot
- 3 1/2 pounds apples – peeled, cored and sliced
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1.) Place the peeled apples in a slow cooker. Combine sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl and pour the mixture over the apples and mix well. I used red delicious apples but recommend choosing your favorite variety.
2.) Cook in slow cooker on low for about 10 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
3.) Uncover and stir in vanilla and continue cooking uncovered on low for an additional 2 hours.
4.) Using an immersion or regular blender, puree the apple butter until smooth.
5.) Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks or freeze.
This treat makes a great gift for friends and family, or freeze a jar and save for Thanksgiving Day!
When, I’m not cooking tasty treats for my family, I am super busy decorating for Christmas! The next post will reveal our sunroom/living room all decorated for the holiday season! But if you are looking for Christmas inspiration now, check out my viral video on decorating a tree.
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