Thursday, November 4, 2010

Homemade Apple Butter

Apple butter is a treat around here, and such a family fave! I make some every year, and people always request it. What they don't realize is how easy it is to make.

What you'll need:
3 large jars of unsweetened applesauce
3 cups of sugar
2-3 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon each of ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and allspice

a large crockpot, mine is 5 quarts.

Combine all ingredients in your crockpot, and stir well to combine. Cook on low overnight, or at least 8 hours, stirring occassionally. Vent lid, and allow to cook another 3-4 hours, or until thickened. Then can and enjoy.

I can by boiling in water. It's really easy too.

Wash all of the jars, lids, and rings, and then boil them for 10 minutes to sterilize them. Fill them up to the bottom of the threads, and then put the lids and rings on and boil the jars for 20 minutes in a large stock pot. Remove from the stockpot, and let cool on the counter. As the jars seal, you'll hear a pop.

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