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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Scrumptious apple spread makes an appetizing gift too. 

Ingredients

  • 5 ½ lb. of apples (peeled, cored and chopped) 
    Some of the best apples to use are Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala and McIntosh.
  • 4 cups sugar, adjust as needed depending on the sweetness of the apples
  • 2 ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cloves

Directions

  • Wash apples before peeling, coring and finely chopping. For an added vitamin boost, you may want to leave on the apple skins.
  • Add the chopped apples to the slow cooker’s cooking vessel.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker and mix thoroughly with the apples. 
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for an hour. 
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook the apple mixture for 9 to 11 hours. Stir occasionally until the mixture is a thick, dark brown sauce. 
  • Uncover the pot and allow to cook another hour on low. 
  • Continue stirring occasionally with a whisk to improve the smoothness. Check for doneness by taking out a portion on a spoon and sampling for texture and taste. 
  • When the apple butter is fully cooked, transfer to clean, sterile jars, cover and store in the refrigerator or freeze. Apple butter in the fridge lasts up to a month; apple butter stored in the freezer can last up to a year.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 128 

Per Serving: 28 calories; total fat 0 gm; saturated fat 0 gm; sodium 0 gm; total carbohydrate 7.6 gm; dietary fiber .25 gm; total sugars 7.25 gm; protein 0 gm

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