Crock-pot Apple Butter

This recipe could not be simpler, you can literally cook it in your sleep!.  And if you know how to can using a simple hot water bath, it makes Great Christmas presents.


Ingredients

  • About 3 to 4 lbs of apples- cleaned,  cored, and peeled
  • 2 and half cups of sugar 
  • 1 tsp nutmeg (dried ground)
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon  (dried ground)
  • 1/2 tsp  cloves (dried ground)
  1. Fill crock-pot with apples.  Add other ingredients. Stir until mixed.
  2.  Cover and cook on low setting overnight, about 10 hours, until butter is spreadable consistency.  I put mine on about 9:00pm and stirred again before I went to sleep at 11:30pm.
    • Note- All Crockpots are little different. I use LOW for my 16 qt round crock pot , but my 16qt oval crockpot is set on HIGH overnight because it heats slower.
  3. In the morning, if there is still liquid take off lid of crock-pot and cook on high until thickened.  
    • You can test the consistently by putting some on a spoon and letting it fall.  If the water separates from the apple, it isn't think enough. 
Storage
  • In fridge for 6 weeks
  •  In freezer for 6 months.  
  • Water bath Canning- 10 minute hot water bath, 1/4 inch head space. 

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