Slow-Cooker Apple Butter
makes ~2 quarts ~ 8 apples – core, peel & chop rough
1 cup sugar (or try brown sugar, agave syrup, honey…experiment!)
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
I’m a big fan of all things apple…and apple butter is no exception. Did you know that it is very simple to make? Especially when you can just throw everything into your slow cooker and come back 13 hours later and it’s done! Okay, for smooth apple butter, you’re gonna want to peel your apples…but I was feeling far too lazy for that, so I just cut off the core. Mine was a bit chunky. I don’t mind it, but if you do…peel ’em!
Okay…ready for this? Put all of your ingredients in a slow cooker and cover. Cook on high for an hour, then turn to low. Cook it for another 12 hours. Fin! Seriously, that’s it. Keep it in the fridge. Slather it on toast with butter…or anything. Use it in recipes in place of applesauce…try another slow-cooker recipe… Caramelized Apple Upside Down Spice Cake…still fairly simple and it uses apple butter in the recipe!