For at least twenty years I have though I didn’t like Apple Butter. The Apple Butter I had was syrupy sweet and packed with sugar. A friend recently told me about the delicious aroma of Apple Butter cooking in the slow cooker at her home and later about how they often enjoy an all natural version. I learned from her that you can make an all natural sugar free Apple Butter simply in the slow cooker so I decided to give it another try. I learned that I LOVE Apple Butter when it is prepared this way! With Brown Box #2 Apples on sale for just $3.79 for 5 lb. this month it is a perfect time to make sauce, dried cinnamon apple chips, canned or frozen apples for pie and cobbler and Apple Butter.
- Peel and Chop Apples. All varieties work well, but some take longer to cook down. Add a pinch of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.
- Cook apples in a slow cooker on low for 12 hours stirring occasionally. Adjust seasoning as needed.
- When the apples are cooked down and dark brown remove from heat. Blend until smooth in a blender or VitaMix.
- Put in a container or jar, cover and refrigerate.