Easiest Apple Butter Ever

September 17, 2013 , In: Canning , With: One Comment

Apple Butter

It seems I’m into preserving approximately every other year.  Last year, with a 5 month old, I preserved so many yummy fruits.  Blueberries, plums, peaches, raspberries, strawberries…. the list goes on.  This year I did… pretty much zippo.  Except this apple butter.  I sorta consulted some recipes, and then just decided to wing it.  I used whatever apples I had on hand including a few mangy ones, cooked them down and then added sugar at the end to taste.  It means that it can’t be canned as I think you need a certain sugar ratio for preservation purposes, but you can freeze it.  My two pounds of apples yielded about 1 1/2 cups.  Total effort – peeling, coring, cutting, adding sugar, pouring it into jars and freezing.  Sooo simple – and so good! Oh, and you need a slow cooker.

Easiest Apple Butter Ever

Quantity of apples – whatever you have on hand.

1. Peel and core.  Cut into quarters.

2. Turn slow cooker onto low.

3. Stir every once in a while.  Let cook for 20 hours.  Yes, you read right.

4. Take lid off and cook another two hours until the liquid has been reduced.

5. Add sugar to taste.  I used brown sugar, but use whatever you feel like.

6. Eat or freeze.


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