My sweet Sister-in-law brought over a whole bunch (cooler full) of apples that she just recently picked. I’m planning to make a really big apple crisp next week to bring to my daughter’s elementary school teachers (during conference week the PTA serves them dinner for two days). I’m excited about the 11X16X3″ CorningWare that I just ordered from Amazon (I need to make a crisp that will serve 30 so a big baking dish is essential!). I’ll use this again if I have any apples left for a harvest party I am planning coming up in two weeks!
I wanted to try out some of these apples in the meantime and since I’ve never made Apple Butter, I thought I should try!
Here’s the recipe that I’m using:
- 4 lbs apples, peeled and finely chopped (I was able to use about 8-9 apples before my smaller crock pot was full)
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Place apples in a large bowl.
Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
Pour over apples and mix well.
Place in crock pot, cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
Decrease heat to low; cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown.
Uncover and cook on low for 1 hour longer.
If desired, whisk until smooth.
Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch head space.
Cover and freeze.
*You’ll know the Apple Butter is done when you pick it up on a spoon it stays nice & mounded.