This blog is about two friends, miles apart, striving to pattern our lives after the Proverbs 31 woman. Here you will find our daily journeys, whether serious, funny, practical, or inventive. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you'll stop by often!

~Lauren & Page

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Crockpot Apple Butter!!!

This is our week of Apple Recipes!! {Unfortunately, Page is having internet trouble so you will have to make do with my recipes for now.} ;-)
The first recipe to kick off our "Week of Apples" was posted on Sunday, and one you definitely don't wanna miss!! Click here in case you missed the chance to drool over these Decadent Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars!! Mmmmm! Now for the 2nd recipe of the week.........

How many of you know what "Apple Butter" is? I was surprised how many people I know who have never even tasted it in all its glory! I guess it's one of those old fashioned delights that get forgotten about. I LOVE it, and know you will too!

I've been busy making Apple Butter ALL day! Well, actually my crock pot has been busy making it all day. That's right, this is the easiest recipe EVER, because you just throw all the ingredients in your crock pot and let it cook away. How cool is that!?!


3lb Apples (peeled, sliced, and enough to fill your crock pot- I like them tart)
4 cup sugar (3 white, 1 brown - I adjust it depending on the tartness of my apples)
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 Allspice
1/2 Cloves
Dash of Salt
3/4c water or cider

Place all ingredients in crock pot and stir to coat evenly. Cover and cook on low setting overnight or until the butter is of a thick, spreadable consistency. Depending on your crock pot, you might want to cook on high and then reduce to low. The goal is for the apples to reduce down to a thick, brown consistency. For a smoother texture, place in blender and blend in batches. **Use EXTREME CAUTION when blending hot items, you must blend in batches with a cloth covering the opening of your blender's lid to keep from causing an explosion**

Store in refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Freeze for longer storage.

Page & I both love our Apple Butter and love to can it! Click here for Page's tutorial on water bath canning. Canning your Apple Butter insures you'll be able to indulge in its deliciousness year round! *Note: If you're really selfless, you might think about using your homemade Apple Butter as gifts....notice, I said MIGHT. haha!

~Spread on warm buttermilk biscuits, toast, pancakes, etc. Mmmmm!

Oh yeah, and did I mention that your home will smell amazing? :-)

Bon Appetit,

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