Another great use for my slow cooker! This apple butter is easy to make; put everything in the slow cooker and forget about it! Well almost! But seriously, I can’t image making apple butter without a slow cooker.
Apple butter, despite the name, has no butter in it. In fact apple butter is really just an apple sauce that is cook down and reduced to a thick and creamy texture.
I have made this apple butter with the left over apples we got from Colin’s client (remember that I shared with you that every Fall , one of Colin’s client bring us a huge basket of freshly picked apple).
You can use your apple butter in recipes, or like me, in the morning on an English muffin, bagel or toast. I like to can my apple butter by simply sterilizing jars and processing them in a water bath for 15 minutes, that way I can keep it on the shelf for months to come to enjoy.
- 4 pounds of apples (about 15 apples, peeled and cut into big chunks)
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla
- Put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Set temperature at high and cook for 6 hours.
- Puree with an immersion blender or transfer to a food processor to puree.
- Taste and add more sugar if desired.
- Return to the slow cooker and cook uncovered for another 2 hours until thickened.