Thursday, October 2, 2014

Crockpot Sweet Spiced Apple Butter




You know fall is in full swing in Michigan when you go to the grocery store and see full displays of apples freshly picked from your local apple orchard - right in the produce section. Since my days of going to the apple orchard, riding the hay wagon and picking apples with my daughters are long past, I love that they are available so readily.

I have been craving old fashioned, chunky apple butter for my morning toast and this simple crock pot version is a great recipe. I can't describe how wonderful the fall scents in my kitchen were yesterday, when this was cooking all day long in the crockpot. It came together thick, sweet and delicious - I could have eaten it with a spoon it was so good :-)

So this morning, I'll be enjoying all the flavors of fall - apples; in this sweet and spicy apple butter, spread on multi grain bakery bread and by its side, my favorite pumpkin spice coffee. Welcome October.

Happy Thursday!


Crockpot Sweet Spiced Apple Butter

4 cups peeled and chopped, granny smith apples

3/4 cup brown sugar ( I used Splenda brown sugar to make this suger free)

2 T balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, divided

1 T cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Place apples, brown sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, salt, cloves and 2 T butter in crock pot. Stir together. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Stir from time to time. Stir in remaining 2 T butter and vanilla. Cool and place in mason jar. Makes 1 jar apple butter. Enjoy!


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  1. Oh yum. I love apple butter on toast in the fall months. Will have to make a batch this weekend.

  2. Oh this looks so good! I love to stir mine in my morning oatmeal. Wish our local orchards would deliver to the grocery stores!

  3. Ive been making apple butter as well. And one batch I did in the crock pot. Yours looks good!

  4. I may have to try this. My mister IGH loves apple butter . . .
    Thank you for the easy peasy . . .

  5. Never made this, but I think I'll give it a try!

  6. Yum! What a great fall treat! Stay warm and dry this weekend!

  7. Sounds good Vicki..I haven't had Apple butter since I was a kid..

  8. Looks wonderful and recipe sure is easy enough.
    You say it makes 1 jar........What size jar? also how long will it keep in the refrigerator? Can this be water bath canned?
    Thanks 4 sharing your recipe


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