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    I bought some apples that were marked down, brought them home, found this extremely easy recipe and canned up 8 pints. It was wonderful. I've never canned anything but green beans and pickles so this was very exciting for me!

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    OK..... cough it up (the recipe) !!

    I love apple butter. Care to share?

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    I can't wait for the apples to be ready at the orchards - we can buy them off the ground for about half the cost and those make good applesauce/apple butter. So you cooked it in the crockpot and then canned in a water bath?

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    I've made apple butter in my crockpot and then froze it instead of canning it.

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    We made apple butter this past weekend and we cooked in the crockpot and then canned the jars in a water bath. We had 7.5 gallons of apple butter when we finished.

    We just boiled the apples, milled them, added water, sugar, cinnamon and allspice and cooked in the crockpot until the desired consistency (about 12 hours). We were using unripe apples and didn't see the need to use apple cider instead of water. The end result is fantastic. We don't really have a recipe... we read several and used them for a guide but we just tasted and adjusted.

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    I remember when I used to teach at a residential school for girls, they always had apple butter.

    Can anyone tell me how you make it???

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    It's so simple, I just knew I was doing something wrong, because it was too easy! LOL!

    Peel and core apples until crockpot is heaping over full.

    Then add:

    4 cups sugar
    4 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp ground cloves
    1/4 tsp salt

    Place in crockpot with apples, heaping full, they will shrink as they cook. Cover and cook on high 1 hour, then lower heat and let cook all day. Cook until thick and brown with no liquid left. Place in hot sterilized jars. Set in hot water bath with lids on for 10 minutes. Boil until seal is secure and set aside to cool, and you will hear them "ping".

    I hope you all like it as well as my family did. We couldn't wait we had to have in on toast yesterday morning. My dh even mixed it with some of his oatmeal.LOL

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    Thanks, I will try it this fall.

    Can you make pumpkin butter the same way?

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    I can not wait until our apples come in for harvest. This is top on my list to make! This and of course applesauce.

    Around here, PA Dutch country we like apple butter over cottage cheese.

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    Sounds good

    What size crockpot do I need?

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    I didn't use the standard size crockpot that has been around forever. I used the next size bigger.

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    A neighbor of ours has a tree of tart apples. I cooked them first (not peeled) and strained the juice for jelly. Then ran the the rest through a sieve and put the "mush" into the crockpot with sugar, a small amount of apple cider vinegar and cinnamon and ground cloves. Oh myyyyyyyyy! It is sooo good. Apple jelly and apple butter from the same apples! The next picking, I made applesauce in the crockpot and canned it, too. We've done plum jam from a tree at the same neighbor and have done strawberry-fig preserves from their neighbor's fig bush. May not have much this winter, but we'll have jellies and jams lol

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    Wow thanx so much for the recipe I'll be making this as soon as fall comes. I never knew how easy it was to make apple butter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wife2lt View Post
    It's so simple, I just knew I was doing something wrong, because it was too easy! LOL!

    Peel and core apples until crockpot is heaping over full.

    Then add:

    4 cups sugar
    4 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp ground cloves
    1/4 tsp salt

    Place in crockpot with apples, heaping full, they will shrink as they cook. Cover and cook on high 1 hour, then lower heat and let cook all day. Cook until thick and brown with no liquid left. Place in hot sterilized jars. Set in hot water bath with lids on for 10 minutes. Boil until seal is secure and set aside to cool, and you will hear them "ping".

    I hope you all like it as well as my family did. We couldn't wait we had to have in on toast yesterday morning. My dh even mixed it with some of his oatmeal.LOL

    I used this recipe yesterday on my tart apples and it turned out awesome. Can hardly wait for more apples to fall.

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