Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Apple Butter

I made this last week, and it was easy and well received. It was from Midwest Living October 2008.

4 pounds cooking apples, peeled, cored, and slices (about 12 cups)
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Place apple slices in a 4 quart slow cooker. Stir in sugar, water. vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg.

Cover, cook on high heat setting 5-6 hours. Stir. Cool at least an hour . or cover and chill overnight. Ladle apple butter into half-pint storage or freezer containers, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace. Seal and label. Store 3 weeks in refrigerator or for 1 year in freezer.


  1. 12 pounds of apple???!!! OK, in this instance I would much rather buy it already made!

  2. No, 12 cups, which is about 4 lbs. If I had to peel 12 pounds, I would but it too!

  3. I know I'll try spelling correctly! I would BUY it! Yikes, my brain must still be sleeping!

  4. Thank heavens your back.

    Love, Aunt Judy