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Simplest Apple Butter

September 26, 2018
Author Notes

This recipe is hands-off and easy--plus, with no added sugar, its about as healthy as any whole apple. —alex markel

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 8 hours
  • Makes 4 small mason jars
Ingredients
  • 7 large apples
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup water
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Core and chop apples into 4-6 pieces (no need to remove the skin)
  2. Add apples, spices, and water to crockpot
  3. Cook on "low" till soft (at least 4 hours). This is very forgiving.
  4. Blend all ingredients till pureed.
  5. Add back to crockpot and cook till reduced to desired consistency.
  6. Let cool and jar. Extra can be frozen to extend shelf life.
  7. Add to ANYTHING--frozen daquiris, turkey sandwiches, rugelach, cakes, pancakes, baked goods, marinades, or anything else you can dream up.

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