September 8, 2011

Crock Pot Spiced Apple Butter

I adapted this recipe from the "Oven Apple Butter" recipe in Southern Living's 1001 Ways to Cook Southern. I figured if you could make apple butter in the oven you could easily make it in a crock pot and have less dishes to wash in the end. Always a bonus! And this stuff is delicious! It's up there with nutella on my "ok to eat by the spoonful when nobody is looking" list.

8 granny smith apples, peeled and diced
1 cup apple juice or cider
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground allspice

Directions. Add all ingredients to crock pot and stir. Cook on high for 5 hours stirring occasionally. You could also cook on low and just increase the cooking time. Your cooking time may vary, look for a spreadable consistency. Apples should dissolve completely but you may be left with a few stubborn apple chunks. If this is the case just blend with an immersion blender, food processor or blender.

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