Monday, September 13, 2010

Treat Yourself: Apple Butter

Want to enjoy one of the best parts of Fall all season long? Take a few minutes, throw together a pot of Apple Butter, can or freeze it, and you can have a yummy Fall treat whenever you want! And I know from experience it's a fantastic gift!

  • 5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Place apples in a slow cooker. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt; pour over apples and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown, stirring occasionally (stir more frequently as it thickens to prevent sticking). Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. If desired, stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Cover and refrigerate or freeze.

Easy as that! Try it and tell us what you think!