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Friday, January 7, 2011

Crock pot apple butter

I bought 2 bags of cooking apples this fall and planned to make apple pies with them.  Then Jeff got several bags of apples from a coworkers yard and I made pies with those apples.
Those grocery store apples have been sitting in the fridge just waiting.... and they were not getting any fresher. 
So I looked up how to make crockpot apple butter to use them,  and it was very easy.  I used THIS as a guideline -  my way  used a little more than 5 pounds of apples, peeled and chopped,  2 cups sugar, 3 t cinnamon, 1/2 t cloves and a dash of salt.  It cooked on high most of the morning until the apples all broke down, I mashed them with a potato masher to help them along.  Then they cooked on low all afternoon until the juice cooked out and they thickened up. 
I put the apple butter in 1/2 jars - it made 7- and then put them in the fridge.  They will get eaten pretty fast here.  The recipe talks about freezing it and I am sure it could be canned. 

and you sure don't need scented candles or potpourri when apple butter is cooking,  it smells wonderful!

10 comments:

  1. I love apple butter. My paternal grandfather always had a jar sitting on his table.

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  2. You just made our day. We've had apples sitting in the fridge a long time too. Going to get on this today. Thanks for the recipe, you saved me even more time by not having to look on the internet.

    blessings,
    jilly

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  3. I found a recipe like that last Fall and made it, it turned out really delicious and my but it made my house smell good! My husband is enjoying it very much this Winter. It is so easy to make, I will make it next year too, if my apple tree decides to produce!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  4. The jars of apple butter look wonderful. I can almost smell them.

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  5. I am also a fan of apple butter. Bet you the house did smell good. That is an ideal for Christmas gifts for next year!

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  6. Beautiful job! I love apple butter!

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  7. Oh Rhonda, thanks again. I am sitting here enjoying a piece of toast with apple butter. It is so delicious, and by the time I got back from the library, the whole place smelled just as delicious.

    Only got 2 pints from what we had, but not complaining as they would have ended up in the trash.

    blessings,
    jilly

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  8. Looks delish! :) Lyn

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