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Fantastic! I bought nine pounds of organic apples for $2.00 and was looking for something easy to do with them. Took Pam's advice and used the apple slicer which made prep incredibly easy. Used my 5 quart crock pot and simmered as directed. It is worth storing a crock pot just for this recipe. I had an incredibly busy day, but was able to make this apple butter on top of grocery shopping, my son's birthday party, baseball practice and dinner out. Fills the house with such a wonderful scent while cooking! Used my hand blender directly in the crock pot which I highly recommend as it is so much easier than running through a food mill or food processor. Yield is right on and the jars are just gorgeous for gift giving. A sweet treat on baked goods or to use in cooking. I've already had requests for more. Thanks so much for a great recipe!
I made this almost exact. Except I got a late start and cooked on high for 3.5 hours, then low for a half an hour. Used an electric hand mixer in the crock to blend. Canned it. And it came out delicious! Looks gorgeous too. Thanks!
Delicious! I let this simmer in my crockpot over night and most of the day the next day. The more it simmered the better it got. This is a keeper! I did had alittle more spice to mine with adding alittle allspice and a bit more cloves. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Very nice flavour, and not overly sweet. I expect that mostly depends on which variety you use. I used 6 lbs of Gravensteins. It took longer to cook, but maybe there was more water content in this particular type. It still wasn't as thick as I would have liked, but the flavour more than makes up for it. Next time I may help the thickening process with some corn starch. I ended up with 8 half pints jars. Thanks Pam for sharing.
Never canned before - or made applebutter - and this was a cinch to follow. A veteran canner told me to use Johnny apples, but my local grocer was out of stock so I used a mix of Fuji, Granny Smith (to give it bite) and Gala apples. Came out excellent - my family raved about it.
This is my 15th batch GREAT GREAT GREAT. Thanks for posting
Perfect! I used granny smiths because I had a huge load of them on my counter. I also added two pears because I didn't have quite enough apples. I ramped up the spices. The flavor was beyond compare. I loved when my jars pinged after the water bath. These will be Christmas presents for gift baskets.
Love this recipe! I made at least 4 batches this fall because it was fun and smelled so good. I reduced the sugar to 2 cups with golden delicious apples. This is great on toast and on biscuits.
I made three crock pots of this. Its so easy, just peel, chop and forget about it. The butter is nice and flavorful, the apple cook down perfectly. Such an easy way to make this and my house smelled DIVINE!!! No candles or Scentsy needed!
Absolutely heavenly! I'd never had homemade apple butter and always liked the store-bought kind. Now I'm totally ruined for it! Even DH loved it, and he wasn't all excited about it at first. Yield was spot-on, I followed the recipe exactly and got 3 pints plus about a half-cup. I got a rather late start and it wasn't quite done after 8 hours, so left it on low overnight, then switched to warm until I was ready to can. Now if I can just get DH to make some of his biscuits, I'll be all set! Thanks for a real keeper!