Monday, October 27, 2014

Simple Crockpot Apple Butter


After our apple picking outing we had lots of apples kicking around.  What were we going to make with all these juicy, delicious apples?  I asked Annabelle what she wanted to make and she told me apple cake, she has a bit of a sweet tooth! So, after whipping up an apple cake we decided to make apple butter for our toast in the morning.  The two of us got to work making crockpot apple butter. We used the crockpot, because we could fill it up and leave it all day, which is definitely a perk when you are home with two small children.  You never know when you might have to drop everything and kiss a boo boo or change a diaper. 

Ingredients 


24 apples (I used Cortland), peeled, cored and cut into 1' slices
2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon all spice
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
water 

Directions


Put all ingredients into a crockpot.  Fill with water until it just covers the apples.

Turn on low heat and cook for 12-14 hours.  Apples will be mushy.  Using a fork mash up any chunks that may still be remaining.

Using your favourite canning process jar the apple butter.