Fall Recipe: Crock Pot Apple Butter with Printable Labels

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My son adores apple butter – I have not eaten it in years, but every fall he likes to devour an entire jar of it all by himself.

I have seen quite a few recipes online where the apples are cooked overnight in the crock pot, and that sounded like an easy idea – so we decided to give it a try!

We took about 6 pounds of apples, peeled and chopped them, and put them in the crock pot with a few spices – turned it on low, and that was it.  The smell was so amazing that everyone kept walking by the crock pot just to inhale all of the holiday scents – it smelled better than any holiday candle we’ve ever had!

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Once all of the apples were peeled and chopped, we put them in the crock pot with the spices and lemon juice and mixed them together.

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This is what they looked like after about 2 hours in the crock pot on low. The smell was so amazing! Now, off to bed!

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The apples cooked on low all night.

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I turned off the crock pot and ladled the apple mixture into the Ninja – waited for it to cool a bit – and pureed it. You could also use your food processor or immersion blender, whatever you have.

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This morning’s breakfast was a hit!  Biscuits and apple butter – what a great fall breakfast and we definitely enjoyed how the house smelled during the process.

It will also come in handy as another quick and easy holiday gift to pass on – as it looks great in canning jars!

Recipe below!

Ingredients:
5-6 pounds of apples, peeled, cored and diced
2 TBSP Lemon juice
2 TBSP Cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp AllSpice
1/4 cup honey

Place peeled and diced apples in a crockpot.  Add lemon juice, honey and the rest of the spices and stir to coat the apples.  Turn crockpot on low and allow the apples to stew for 8-10 hours.  (We cooked ours overnight, from about 7 pm to 6 am.)  Once the apples are done cooking, allow them to cool a bit and place in blending appliance of choice – I use a Ninja, but you could use a blender, an immersion blender or food processor – and puree until it has reached the consistency of your desire.

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    Sibyl Smith