Saturday, September 27, 2014

Apple Butter

When you come home with 40 pounds of apples, you have some serious decisions to make.

What are you going to do with your proliferation of apple-y goodness?

I knew right away that a portion of the apples would be made into pie filling, apple cake, and bread.  But one of my favorite solutions is always apple butter.

I have made apple butter in the fall for a few years now, and it always makes me want to snuggle up in a blanket with a book, and watch the leaves fall from the trees in great cascades of color (apple butter is pretty powerful stuff for the imaginary mind).

Apple Butter


3 pounds apples (cored and sliced)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp allspice


Place sliced apples in your crockpot.  Sprinkle sugars and spices over the apples and mix thoroughly.

Turn your crockpot on low for 9-10 hours, stirring occasionally.

Use an immersion blender to puree the soft apples, and cook uncovered an additional 1-2 hours.


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