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Silly as it sounds, making Apple Butter is the easiest thing ever since the Pres and I found this recipe in the paper a few years ago.
It's done in a crock pot and it effortless with exception of growing the apple trees, caring for the apple trees, harvesting the apples, peeling/coring/slicing the apples with my magic LLBean apple corer/peeler/slicer that I've had for years.

This recipe is for a crock-pot or slow cooker!

12 cooking apples (14 cups), peeled, cored, sliced and placed in pot
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Stir in sugar and spices.  Cover and cook on high heat for 4 hours.  Uncover, stir and cook on high 2-2 1/2 hours more or until apples are very tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.  Cool at least 1 hour (or cover and refrigerate overnight).  When cool, process in blender or food processor in batches.



gld said…
This sounds very good. I just need to head to the orchard when apples are ready here.
Jill said…
Mmmm...sounds good. I can almost smell it cooking.
yum yum...i might have to make a note to come back here....and look this up! i love apple butter...haven't had it for years and have never attempted to make my own! thanks jp!
Homemade apple butter is the best. Me, I don't have the trees, so I'll have to skip all those caring for the trees and picking the fruit steps. Luckily, we have an apple festival coming up in the North GA mountain, and I can buy all the fresh apples my little heart desires.

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