Sunday, September 19, 2010


For a couple weeks I've had a kitchen full of apples, and I have been wanting to make apple butter for a while now, so yesterday I took the time to get it done. Surprisingly, it was very very simple and I should have made it much sooner. It was one of those things that you think it is going to be a big long drawn out process (which I just haven't had the spare time for) but it wasn't.

4 c. sugar (I only  used 2 cups)

8 c. cooked apples (didn't have eight cups after the apples had cooked)
1/2 c. white vinegar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Wash. peel and slice apples thin. Pack into crock pot until full. Add only enough water to keep from sticking to the bottom. Cook all day, covered on low; that night, add 4 cups of sugar to 8 cups of cooked apples (adjust sugar is less than 8 cups). Add 1/2 cup white vinegar; stir well and cook all night, covered on low. The next morning, add spices. Cook, uncovered, on high for 3 hours, then fill jars and seal.

The process does take a long time, but you just have to let it sit in a crock pot..AND your house smells amazing for two days. TWO days of yummy appleness.

Song: Right Down the Line, Gerry Rafferty.
(I have a playlist of songs that I only listen to in the fall, I'm not really sure why, but this is on it. One of my favorites .......I say that about a lot of music don't I?)


Louise said...

That looks and sounds so good! I'm going to try this very soon.

Kristine Pratt said...

You're right, that doesn't sound hard at all! I will have to try that.