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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 64
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 39.0
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Crock Pot Homemade Apple Butter

Submitted by: GORGEOUS26
Crock Pot Homemade Apple Butter

Introduction

Makes 4 cups - each serving 1 TBSP

Apple butter is a highly concentrated form of apple sauce, produced by long, slow cooking of apples with cider or water to a point where the sugar in the apples caramelizes, turning the apple butter a deep brown. The concentration of sugar gives apple butter a much longer shelf life as a preserve than applesauce. Apple butter was a popular way of using apples in colonial America, and well into the 19th century. The term “butter” refers to the thick, soft consistency, and apple butter’s use as a spread for breads. Typically seasoned with cinnamon, cloves, lemon juice and other spices, apple butter may be spread on buttered toast, used as a side dish, an ingredient in baked goods, or as a condiment.
Makes 4 cups - each serving 1 TBSP

Apple butter is a highly concentrated form of apple sauce, produced by long, slow cooking of apples with cider or water to a point where the sugar in the apples caramelizes, turning the apple butter a deep brown. The concentration of sugar gives apple butter a much longer shelf life as a preserve than applesauce. Apple butter was a popular way of using apples in colonial America, and well into the 19th century. The term “butter” refers to the thick, soft consistency, and apple butter’s use as a spread for breads. Typically seasoned with cinnamon, cloves, lemon juice and other spices, apple butter may be spread on buttered toast, used as a side dish, an ingredient in baked goods, or as a condiment.

Number of Servings: 64

Ingredients

    12 medium Granny Smith or other cooking apples, peeled and cut into fourths
    1 1/2 cups packed Splenda brown sugar mix
    1/2 cup apple juice
    1 tsp. ground allspice
    1 tsp. ground nutmeg
    1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Directions

Mix all ingredients in 5-6 qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 8-10 hours or until apples are very tender. Mash apples with potato masher or large fork. Cook uncovered on LOW 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is very thick. Cool about 2 hours. Spoon apple butter into container. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

Number of Servings: 64

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GORGEOUS26.






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  • Recipe for apple butter sounds delicious and I
    am on my way to buy the apples now. But, where is the butter? Lemon butter spread has butter in it but not this recipe. Should it be called apple spread?
    Lorice1 - 1/23/14

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  • i made it with regular brown sugar & added cinnamon. Loved it. Will make again. - 9/2/13

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  • Yum! I added a teaspoon of cinnamon. Very good but I think maybe a bit less of the brown sugar mixture next time. Thanks for sharing! - 10/10/10

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