Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Apple Butter

It's that time of the year again.  Actually it's a little late but the apples are still good so it was time to get some apple butter made for the winter.  I made it in the crock pot so the apples cooked down overnight and were ready to go first thing in the morning.

Apple Butter

3 lbs apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ginger

Put sliced apples into a crockpot with water and lemon juice.  Cook until apples are tender. Puree apples in a food mill or I took an easy way and used an immersion blender.

Add sugar and bring to a low boil.  Add spices and stir well.

Put into clean, dry jars leaving 1/2" head space.  Put into boiling water bath for 12 minutes.