Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Recipe from Midwest Living

Use your slow cooker to make this apple butter. Serve it on toast for breakfast or use as a spread on turkey or ham sandwiches.



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Serving size: 2  Tablespoons
Yield: 4 half-pints
Prep Time: 40 mins
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Ingredients
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    12   
    cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced (14 cups)
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    2   cups 
    sugar
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    ground cinnamon
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    ground cloves
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    ground allspice

Directions
1.
Place apple slices in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, cloves and allspice.
2.
Cover; cook on high-heat setting for 4 hours. Stir. Uncover and cook on high-heat setting 2 to 2-1/2 hours more or until apples are very tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Cool mixture at least 1 hour or cover and chill overnight. Process with an immersion blender or run mixture through a food mill*.
3.
Ladle apple butter into half-pint freezer containers, leaving a 1/2-inch head space. Seal and label. Store 3 weeks in refrigerator or for 1 year in freezer. Makes 4 half-pints.
Note
  • Mixture may also be processed, 1/2 at a time, in a blender or food processor. Mixture processed this way will be slightly lighter in color and thinner in consistency.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 70, carb. (g) 18, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 17, vit. C (mg) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Potassium (mg) 40, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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