One of my most favorite things to make is
HOMEMADE APPLE BUTTER
Here is what you need:
12 Apples-Granny Smith or other cooking apples sliced in 4ths. (I just use whatever I have on hand)
1 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Apple Juice 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon all spice
1 teaspoon nutmag
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Mix all ingredients together and place in slower cooker. A 5-6 quart is making a single batch.
Cover and cook on MED for 8-10 hours. The apples need to be very soft and ready to mash.
Mash apple sauce with a potato masher or large fork.
Slow cook on low for an additional 1-2 hours, uncovered.
Remove from heat source and cool for another 2 hours.
Now it is ready to can. Place in refridgerator, it will last approx 3 weeks.
I usually throw it in the crockpot for the initial long cook over night. Once morning comes its ready to mash and continue. Also makes your house smell very yummy come breakfast.
>And there you have it, yummy apple butter to share and to eat.
We love ours on pancakes, toast, oatmeal. I have even marinated chicken with it.