Fall is here, and apples are in season. My husband and daughter, Paige, love apple anything. So the other day I thought they like might to try some apple butter. I went to my favourite recipe website, www.allrecipes.com, and found a recipe that sounded good -and that I had all the ingredients for. 😉
This is a slow cooker version of apple butter, you can find the original recipe here. I made a smaller batch, and ended up with two small jars of apple butter. Here’s my slightly modified version:
5 apples – peeled, cored and chopped
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of salt
Fill a slow cooker with diced apples, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Cover, and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 6 hours, or until thick and dark golden in colour.
The original recipe calls for 12 hours in the slow cooker, but I thought it looked nice and thick after 6, especially since it thickens more as it cools. My family loved it, and tried it on toast, and zucchini muffins. The best part of this recipe though, is how great your house smells afterward. If you have some apples around, this is a great and very easy recipe. Enjoy!