Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Apple Butter

I love apple butter but have never seen it in Africa. I found this easy recipe from Just Slow Cooking. I liked it because instead of using sugar, you use apple juice. It turned out so good and my house had the lovely aroma of baked apples! I cooked the apples overnight and then did the rest in the morning.

12-15 apples, cored and quartered
1 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 tsp. cinnamon

Core and quarter apples. Don't peel them! Combine apples and juice in a crock pot. Cook on low 10-12 hours until apples are soft. Remove from pot and blend until smooth. Return to pot; add remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 1 hour. Will keep several weeks in fridge or seal in jars. Makes about 8 cups.

*I usually drain some of the juice before blending.


Liesl Kruger said...

excuse my ignorance.... what do you do with it? do you use it to replace butter????

blissful_e said...

Apple butter!!!!!!!!!!

Jen, it's as if you are meeting needs that are so deep and central I didn't know I had them.

I have tried (and failed) to find apple butter in England and Egypt. Now, thanks to you, I can make some of my own wherever I am.

For Liesl and anyone else unfamiliar with apple butter (is it a Southern-US-only thing??), I use it to spread on toast or bagels instead of jam. Very satisfying and wholesome. Do give it a try!

kiddo_mama said...

Ahh, apple butter. For the first commenter, apple butter is a wonderful apple spread that you can put on toast, english muffins, bagels, eat straight from the jar...oh, wait, that's just me. :)

I just told Patrick about this recipe, and he's so excited I think he's going to pick up a tree's worth of apples on the way home!

melanie said...

ok...I am going to have to make some!!!

melanie said...

got my apples in the crock!

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