I went to my favorite local orchard store and bought some sweet apples and some tart apples. I decided to make some apple butter!! Here's the recipe . . . so easy!
Crock Pot Apple Butter
(no sugar added)
8 medium sized apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
3 cups apple cider (no sugar added)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
- Put apples and all other ingredients in crock pot. Set cooker to low and let simmer 12 - 15 hours, stirring occasionally (makes the house smell a m a z i n g!!)
- Once apples have browned and most of the juices have been reduced, use an immersion blender (or regular blender) and blend until smooth
- If apple butter still has a big of liquid in it, place in a pot on top of the stove and cook uncovered on Medium until juiced evaporate to desired thickness.
- Put in jars/containers once cooled. Keeps 3 - 4 months in fridge.
I love to eat this with pretzels. Weird, I know. Hubby likes it with his cottage cheese. It's so yummy I can eat it by itself by the spoonful :)