Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Apple Butter

15 pounds of Jonathon apples 
2 cups Apple Cider
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 cups of granulated sugar
2 cups of brown sugar

Peel and thinly slice apples and place in 6 qt. slow cooker.  Add apple cider and spices.  Cover and turn to low.  Cook approximately 24 hours.  The apples will be soft and will turn an amazing deep color of cinnamon and caramelized sugar.

Remove the lid and continue to cook until desired consistency.  Depending on how much juice your apples have it could take 5 to 6 hours.  Stir occasionally.

If you like your apple butter chunky and natural you can put in a container and refrigerate.  If you like it smooth, use a hand blender.  Fifteen pounds of apples makes about 2 quarts.