Throw it in the Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe

When I started this blog I intended on sharing recipes featuring ingredients that I’ve grown myself, but I’m going to have a fudge a little here for this recipe. I just can’t pass up posting my apple butter recipe because you need to make this. You need this apple butter in your life. So, even though I sadly don’t grow my own apples anymore (I used to have an apple tree when I was a little kid. That kinda counts, right?), here’s my make your mouth water apple butter recipe:

We all eat apple butter by the spoon. We all do.

Ingredients

  • 10 Apples
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 t Cinnamon
  • ½ t Allspice

Method

  1. Chop & peel your apples. Add half of the chopped apples into your crockpot.
  2. Add brown sugar, cinnamon & allspice in with your chopped apples. Mix well.
  3. Add in the second half of chopped apples to your crockpot & mix well.
  4. Cover & heat on low for 3 hours. Stir about once an hour.
  5. Turn the heat up to high & cook uncovered for another 3 hours in order to reduce the liquid quicker. Continue stirring once an hour.
  6. Apple Butter is done once the mixture is thick & dark. Draw a line in the mixture with a spoon. If the line remains & doesn’t disappear then it’s ready to enjoy.
Infographic is my own, made on canva.com.

Tips

  • Gala & Fuji are our favorite apples to butter because they’re chock full of flavor.
  • Use a whisk once the apples have softened to help speed up the mixing process.
  • Use a blender for extra smooth apple butter.
  • Add in more sugar & spices to your taste.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
  • Try to butter up other fruit using the same method. Pear Butter is delicious!
All chopped up & ready to go.
Apple butter is made with brown sugar & spice & everything nice.

Apple butter making has been a fall tradition of mine for a few years now. I like my autumns full of football & apple butter. I made my first batch of the season this past Saturday a few hours prior to the Notre Dame vs. Southern Cal game, so my house smelled like apple butter all game long. The smell of apple butter just can’t be beat & I recommend making it whenever you want to impress someone, especially if you’re trying to sell your house. I know that the standard house selling advice is to have a batch of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven, but I think a house that smells like apple, brown sugar, cinnamon & allspice cooking is unforgettable.

Deliciousness starts here.
Break out the whisk, these apples are ready to mix.

My favorite way to eat apple butter is on a toasted & buttered slice of french bread. I’m practically Homer Simpson drooling over that combo right now, so I’m going to have rustle some up once I finish this post. The sweet & salty combination is just too delicious not to try. Apple butter is also good on crackers with cream cheese, mixed in with yogurt, topped over apple bread & eaten by the spoonful (don’t worry, we all do it too).

Yeah, it starts to look a little gross here, but that’s the way it goes.
That line in the middle tells us that this apple butter is done.

Enjoy!

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