About the Apple butter
I was introduced to apple butter by my friend Teri, she gave me a jar years ago as a Christmas gift. I fell in love with it. I never was big on jams and jellies. Well, I like my sister’s Quince Jelly. So I wanted to make my own, but it had to be easy to do. I found a crockpot recipe and made my first batch. Over the years, my recipe has changed, I use less sugar and my favorite apples to use are Gala Apples. My son asked me to make some a while back, cause we were out. So when the apples were on sale, I made a batch. Then I posted about and was asked for the recipe. So here we go.
Get the Apples ready
Wash your apples, core them and cut them. I used to have a corer peeler thingie, but it broke and I found since we blend the apple butter in the end, you can leave the peel on the apples.
You put all the apples in the crockpot, add the sugar and the seasoning. Then put the lid on and turn the crockpot on low. Leave it in their 10hrs, around the 5hrs mark, go and stir. That’s it, don’t stir again until its done.
Get your immersion blender and blend the mixture, until it’s smooth.
Filling the Jars
I clean them and then rinse them in very hot water, I do not touch them when I fill them. The reason is to avoid contamination. I also put the lids in the hot water and won’t touch them with my hands. Screw them onto the filled jars and then turn em upside down. That creates a vacuum and seal.
All Day Apple Butter
- emersion blender
- 5 lb small Gala apples
- 2 cups Sugar
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- Core and cut the apples, put them in the crockpot, put the sugar and spices on top, put the lid on and cook on low for 10hrs. After the 10hrs, take the emersion blender and smooth out the apple butter, make sure there are no large chunks left. Prepare the glass jars, I wash them in hot water and the lids too, then when I fill the jars, I do not touch the lids to avoid contamination. After the lids are screwed on, I turn the jars upside down to create a vacuum and get a good seal. Enjoy the apple butter.