Sunday, September 11, 2011

Crock-Pot Apple Butter


Apple butter is like a very reduced apple sauce and brown and thick. It's nice on oatmeal, but also with ice cream, pancakes or as a filling for various baked goods. I made mine in the crock-pot which was very convenient! You can do it on the stove, but you'll have to watch it to make sure it doesn't burn.

I know it's a huge portion in the photo, but I was scraping out the remains after filling a few jars, and it's so delicious I couldn't stand to throw any of it away.

Start this in the afternoon, and then you can add the sugar and spices overnight.

Crock-Pot Apple Butter

1500 g peeled and cored apples, cut into smaller pieces

Put the apples in your crock-pot. Cover with a lid and place on low heat for four hours. Stir, and mash up the apples.

Then add:
200 ml white sugar
200 ml brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1-2 vanilla beans (mine were dry so I added two - if they'd been softer, I'd have scraped one out and stirred in the seeds.)

Cover with the lid, and cook on low heat for eight hours.

And that's it! Pour into jars and keep cool - or freeze, which is what I do.

Recipe in Swedish:
Långkokat äppelmos i Crock-Pot


girls who like to gorge said...

Yum! This sounds lovely!! xxx

aimee said...

I LOVE apple butter--but have never made any. Do you use the sweeter apples or the more tart ones or does it matter?
We are just now starting to pick our pears and I think our apples will be ready in another 2 weeks or so (I hope).

Anne said...

Aimee, I don't think it matters much really! I used fairly soft apples, pretty tart.

Nikki said...

That sounds so, super delicious! I could use it on oatmeal, toast, cookies... and the best part is the crock pot - easy for me, yummy for everyone else :) Thanks Anne!!

kate wiseman said...

I love apple butter and was trying to explain the concept to a Swedish friend of mine, but she kept getting hung up on äppelmos! I'll have to show this to her next time. One thing I did recently was Smitten Kitchen's peach butter. Mmm mmm good! In my zeal for true peach butter, I might have over-reduced it, so it's extremely thick and sticky, but it tastes heavenly. Here's the recipe in case you're interested: