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Old 09-06-2010, 07:43 AM   #1
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Default Crock Pot Apple Butter

Has anyone made apple butter in the crock pot?
I have found a few recipes online, some of which call for applesauce, but I just want to use apples.
Cooks.com has a bunch, but I would like something tried and true.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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I just did a batch of crock pot peach butter that turned out fabulously. I just blended them, added sugar, then left on low overnight. I haven't done apple butter yet...but would think it'd work the same.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:14 AM   #3
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I'm but I'll bring it back in a little bit
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I do it every year. I cut the apples up really small, add the sweeteners I like & simmer all day (about 12 hrs), stirring w/ a whisk every so often.

It's so yummy!
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:08 AM   #5
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I love to do it overnight so that it's ready to can first thing in the am (I'm a morning person! )
Peel, core, and chop apples. 14 Large apples fit in my crockpot. Add 1 Tbsp vanilla. Cook apples for 8 hrs on low. Massh up apples. Add 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 c white sugar, 1 c brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp ground up cloves. (I only add 1 c brown sugar normally that's way sweet enough!) Thwen can and process for 10 minutes.
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I did it with plums (with a couple apples and even some local grapes thrown in) in my small crockpot a few weeks ago. http://asinglestepblog.blogspot.com/...um-butter.html Super yum! I'm going to mix some of it with a little icing sugar to sandwich between spice cookies.
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I always make it in the crockpot too.
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I don't think I knew that was your blog, Ajani, someone else posted it last week.

I am totally gonna do it, we have a pie apple tree, does it matter what kind you use?
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Someone linked to my blog? Cool!

The kind of apple sort of matters. The ones that break down (sauce apples) work well because... well, they break down quickly. A little tartness helps too. MacIntosh are a good variety, but there are lots of others.
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I like granny smiths
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Don't make fun of me but how do you can apple butter? Are we talking pressure canning?
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Default Re: Crock Pot Apple Butter

Thanks, y'all.
I have a bunch of random apples I am trying to use up.
Some granny smith, some rome, some even gala, I think.

I do not can, so I don't even know where to begin with that part. DH says it is easy and I don't need a special canner or anything, yet he does not know how to do it, either.
I do have some smaller size mason jars, though.

Anyway, I can't wait! I am too exhausted to get it ready tonight, but I will try to do it tomorrow.
I can't wait to eat it with some fresh biscuits! Yum!
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I don't know anything about canning, but apple butter freezes well.
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Absolutely this needs to be pressure canned- it's so thick, it's really the only way to stay safe. I didn't think about making it in a crockpot, I want to try this!
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Yum! I will have to pick up a bunch of apples when they're on sale!
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