If you’ve never slow cooked homemade apple butter, you’re in for a treat – not only will your whole house or apartment smell amazing but it will be like having Autumn in a jar!
Homemade apple butter is not only great on toast or biscuits but it is good enough to eat by the spoonful, and it’s so easy to make! Making apple butter is easy and the kids or grandkids can help with this sweet treat.
Depending on how many apples your slow cooker will hold, and how much apple butter you want to make, you can adjust the quantities to suit your needs. This is perfect to make when you have too many apples that you either picked from the orchard OR in my case, the sale of $1.99 was too great to resist!
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Homemade Apple Butter (No Sugar Added)
Makes 16-20 ounces
10-12 apples (I used Fuji)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups Apple Cider
Place the apples in a slow cooker.
Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and pour Apple Cider into the crockpot. Mix well.
Cook in slow cooker on low for about 10 hours, stirring every couple hours. The apple butter should be thick and dark brown.
If desired, use a blender to puree the apple butter until smooth.
Cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks or freeze in small containers.