Tuesday, October 2, 2012

31 DAYS OF FALL: Apple Butter

Day 4: Apple Butter

Every year, we head out to the pumpkin patch and I end up buying a couple of jars of apple butter.  I absolutely LOVE it and have been wanting to figure out how to make it for a while.  After scouring recipes online, I settled on something I could make in the crock pot.  Thanks to Changing My Destiny for the recipe!


1 doz. apples...I honestly don't remember which kind I used, Gala, maybe?

1/2 cup of water

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 tsp of all spice

STEP 1: 

Wash and peel your apples.  Core them and chop them up.  Mix them with the sugar, cinnamon and all spice.  I did not make exact measurements...I just scooped and dumped.  

Don't forget to enlist little helpers :-)


Dump it all in the crock pot with the water...turn it on high and let it sit for about 6 hours.

I propped the lid after about 6 hours to let some of the extra juice/water evaporate...it was a little too runny and I was going for something a little thicker.  It took about 30 minutes to reach the consistency I was looking for.

STEP 3: 

Mash or blend the apples...or leave it just the way it is.  I took my potato masher to it and liked how it mostly broke down, but I still had a few soft chunks.

STEP 4: 

Let mixture cool and place in storage containers....I used plastic Ball jars and froze one of them.  It didn't last very long and I found myself thawing that jar in about 3 days!



I hope you get a chance to try this!  It was SO cheap and easy to make and I love that I was able to control everything that went into it...no high fructose corn syrup here!! (not that brown sugar is any better, I know!)

It's so tasty and delicious and I hope you enjoy it!


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  1. Sounds yummy! Do the boys like it? I might try a half batch next week. Gotta get out there and pick local apples. NIce to see you try new things.

  2. That is UNBELIEVABLY easy. I'm headed to the grocery store today - you can bet I'm getting a dozen apples!!!

  3. Couple questions:

    1. Did you peel the skin off the apples?
    2. How many jars did it take to put it all away? What size jars?
    3. Do your kids like it?

  4. #1-Yes, peel and core the apples...otherwise they won't break down. I chopped them up into tiny pieces.
    #2-I had small apples, so 2 of those little freezer jam jars...they are 16oz size
    #3-Yep, kids love it...it's like cinnamon apple sauce but a little more concentrated :-)

    Have fun making it!