Sugar Free Crock Pot Apple Butter

Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Another Graham Kerr wonder! From his cookbook "Simply Splenda". In his words, "This is dense, thick and dark brown, just like my grandmother made. The apple peels are left on to add pectin." **** Cooks Note: Apple butter can be used in baking - can replace up to 1/2 of the shortening in many recipes. Add with the liquid ingredients. You may need to reduce sugar in recipes since the apple butter is already sweetened. . P.S. It's also wonderful on plain old toast or waffles!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Slice apples into a crock pot. Cook on low until they're very soft, 4-5 hours.
  2. Remove from crock pot & press soft apples through a sieve to remove the peels. Stir in the Splenda, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Return mixture to crock pot and cook another 3-4 hours on low setting. (mixture should reduce to about 4 cups).
  3. Spoon into clean jars (those cute little half-pint jelly jars would be perfect),leaving an inch of headroom. Cover with lids & freeze the jars that you want to use later. Store thawed apple butter in the refrigerator.
  4. Note: for oven prep, cook apples for 2 hours on 350°F After sieving & adding spices and Splenda, return to oven for another hour.
  5. Serving size listed is 1 tablespoon.
Most Helpful

Delicious and so easy. I used regular white sugar cause I didn't have Splenda. The well in the house was so comforting :) Thanks SusieQusie :) Made for market tag.

Boomette November 17, 2007