Preserving

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Ingredients:

  • 6½ pounds apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Toss apples with sugar through salt, add to slow cooker. Cook on low, covered, for 10 to 12 hours, stirring periodically.

Remove lid, stir in vanilla and cook uncovered for 2 hours, stirring often.

Let cool a bit, puree with an immersion blender until smooth.

Ladle into clean jars, leaving a ½ to 1″ headspace, seal tightly.

Store in refrigerator or freezer, for long term storage.

Makes 3 pints.

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