Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Easy Apple Butter

This recipe sounds complicated, but it really isn't! Once you make it once, if you love apple butter, you will make it over and over again! It is SO EASY and you really can't mess it up! It makes great gifts, too! Just tie a ribbon around the jar! Everyone I have ever given it to asks for the recipe! It is so yummy on any kind of buttered toast!

12 c. Apples
4 c. sugar
1/3 c. juice-any kind
1 1/2 t.-4 T. cinnamon
optional spices: ginger, cloves, nutmeg or "red hot" candies
Peel and core apples then cut into about 1 inch chunks. Put apples into crock pot with sugar.
Add juice(just enough so the apples don't stick initially)I usually just use what I have in the fridge, OJ, apple, pineapple, I have used lots of diff. kinds and I really can't tell the diff.
Add cinnamon.
The other spices are optional, I have even used a couple t. pumpkin pie spices, It just depends on your taste preferences. Some people even drop "Red Hot" candies in to give a different cinnamon taste.
Turn the crock pot on high for a couple hours then stir, turn down to low for 8-10 hours.
Blend it in a blender a little at a time until smooth then put back into crock pot on high with the lid off until it is as thick as you like it. Can it. Enjoy!

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