Tuesday, September 26, 2006

With all this talk about apples and apple butter...

Okay, I've read SOOO many blogs about people making apple butter lately. I LOVE LOVE LOVE apple butter and decided I wanted to give it a shot myself. I headed to the grocery store to buy some apples only to discover that they were VERY expensive- at least here in my part of "the South". Isn't this the time of year that apples are supposed to be coming in and they are on sale? Well, I couldn't find any on sale... So... what's a girl to do??

I found a recipe that uses unsweetened applesauce!!! I made this Friday and it made the whole house smell so scrumptious!! Very easy and INCREDIBLY tasty. I highly recommend this to everyone who can't find fresh apples on sale!!

Crock Pot Apple Butter

4 qts unsweetened applesauce
7 cups sugar
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
5 1/3 tbsp cider vinegar
5 1/3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp allspice
1 tsp ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Cover and cook on High about 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove lid and continue cooking until excess liquid cooks away, on Low for about 5-8 hours. Seal mixture in hot jars and process about 10 minutes in a hot water bath. Makes about 9 pints.


Tammy said...

Yay for you! I still want to make some this year!

Anonymous said...

You improvised!! Wise woman...the recipe sounds wonderful and easy to do too! Thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

Forgot to tell you...Fall has finally visited my neck of the woods, Remember when both of us mentioned that we can "feel" when this happens...it has..Yippee!

Susan P. said...

I can smell that yummy apple butter all the way in Virginia! LOL I have been wanting some new crock pot recipes and thanks to you now I have one! Can't wait to make this:)

theups said...

Tammy- when you make some be sure and post your recipe and pictures!!!

Mindy- I LOVE that fall feeling!! It's here BIG TIME now!! The smell in the air, the feel in the air, the color of the skies! Aaahh!!!

Susan- it sure smells good,doesn't it? tee hee!!

Mrs. U

Christine said...

How beautiful. You have done a simply lovely job.

Kelli said...

Thank you Thankyou Thankyou!! Can you tell I'm exicited?!! I have been wanting to make apple butter and I LOVE the idea of making in the crockpot!
I'm making this for sure!!

Julieann said...

I will have to try your recipe:) My husband loves apple butter!!



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