Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

Hey everyone,

The past two weeks, John and I have spent our time harvesting and canning fruits and veggies from our families garden. I just thought I would share a recipe with you all. I have quite a few, but you will have to check back every Tuesday...to see them all. ;)

The first recipe is from Gooseberry Patch's Homemade Harvest cookbook. I think everyone should own a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. They all contain delicious and simple recipes. (Unfortunately, I am not being paid to say that.;)

Slow-Cooker Apple Butter (My hubby is from the mtns of VA. I didn't even know apple butter existed, until I met him. He just loves it. So I tried whipping up a batch of my own and it was pretty heavenly...if I do say so myself! ;)

12 granny smith apples, cored, peeled and quartered
1 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 T. lemon juice
1 t. allspice
4 1/2 pint freezer-safe plastic containers and lids, sterilized

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hrs, or until apples are very tender. Mash apples with potato masher or fork. Cook, uncovered on low setting for 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is very thick. Cool about 2 hours. Spoon into sterilized containers, leaving 1/2 inch headspace; secure lids and freeze. Thaw in refrigerator before using. Makes 4 containers.

If you are an apple butter newbie, apple butter is wonderful with biscuits, toast, any kind of bread. My husband says it's best fresh and hot. :)


<3 Anna


  1. nice post .... good information ....

  2. I love apple butter! Great recipe, I will be printing this for sure. We like apple butter and peanut butter sandwiches!


  3. YUM. Sounds so absolutely delicious. :) Thanks for the recipe. AND thank you so much for linking up - you're the best <3

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life


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