Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Crockpot Apple Butter

One of the many comfort foods we enjoy. I love it slathered on homemade biscuits.

5 1/2 pounds apples, peeled and finely chopped (I use three different kinds of apples)
4 cups sugar
2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place apples in a large bowl. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour over apples and mix well.

Place in crockpot, cover and cook on high for 1 hour.

Decrease heat to low; cover and cook on low for 9 to 11 hours or until thickened and dark brown. Stir occasionally.

Uncover and cook on low for 1 more hour.

If desired, whisk until smooth.

Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Cover and freeze.

Or ladle in hot sterilized jars, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice per pint, wipe rim, cap with two-piece lids and process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.

Makes approx 9 1/2 pints

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