How to make Homemade Apple Butter: Have you ever wanted to make your own Homemade Apple Butter?
This Homemade Apple Butter Recipe is made in the slow cooker with a special, no peel-shortcut method (I also included a regular, peel-the-apple method too.) You’ll love how easy it is to make and can your own apple butter!
Homemade Apple Butter – Tasty and Simple
If you’ve never had apple butter before, you’re truly missing out. I’m not talking about apple butter that you buy off the shelves at your local grocery store…I’m referring to homemade apple butter that’s freshly made from your kitchen.
No weird added ingredients, no high price tags… just plain and simple, 100% delicious made from scratch, apple butter.
Everyone tends to make apple butter a bit differently, but I’m a bit partial to this apple butter recipe myself. I love the ease of it, and no matter what, the flavor and taste turn out stellar each and every time.
How to Make Apple Butter
Regardless of what you may have heard, making homemade apple butter is super simple! It’s entirely possible to make an amazing batch of delicious apple butter in one afternoon.
Being apple to enjoy the taste of fresh apples all year long? Yes, please!
I have been doing a lot of experimenting with my new Vitamix blender lately. Oh my gosh, I love that blender! It’s so user-friendly and simple to use! One of the recipes that have been on my list to make for a while was this apple butter. Of course, you don’t need a Vitamix or other high powered blender to make apple butter, but it does allow you to skip a step and save a little time.
We could all use a few time-saving tactics in the kitchen, right?
I went from this:
In just four hours!
Canning and Homemade Apple Butter – The perfect family-friendly activity
Growing up, I loved watching those around me can food items in the kitchen. It was a time of bonding, learning, and communication that I’ll treasure and remember forever.
Fast forward to now, and it’s still an experience that I think should be shared with others. Canning together is actually quite fun because you’re using your knowledge and the food that you’ve grown to create an abundance of food for yourself and your family for many months to come.
Choosing to make homemade apple butter as a project is fun because there are a lot of different moving parts that everyone involved can help out with. From the peeling of the apples to the precision of filling up the canning jars at the end, every member of your family can have an active part in preparing future food for your family to enjoy.
After all, those who cook in the kitchen together, bond in the kitchen as well!
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Homemade Apple Butter
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 to 10 hours
- Total Time: 8 hours (+)
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup apple cider (depending on your cooking method)
- 6 apples, stems removed, quartered with seeds and skins.
- 2 teaspoons allspice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Non- Blender Instructions:
- Peel, core and quarter apples. Combine apples and 3/4 cup of cider in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft, about 30 minutes.
- Transfer apple mixture to a food processor and purée just until a uniform texture is achieved.
- Spray insides of slow cooker with cooking spray for easy cleanup. Add apple mixture to the crockpot. Stir in sugar and spices.
- Cook 4 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low covered until mixture is dark brown. Depending on the sweetness of your apples, you might need to stir in a tiny bit more sugar. Freeze or process for canning any leftovers. Recipe may be multiplied.
- Place apples and 1/2 cup of cider into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1, turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 5 or 6. Blend for 10 seconds until chopped. If necessary, use the tamper to press any ingredients into the blades. Increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until mixture is smooth.
- Spray insides of crockpot with cooking spray for easy cleanup. (I used aReynolds crock pot liner, can’t get easier than that.) Pour ingredients from Vitamix container into the crockpot. Stir in sugar and spices.
- Cook 4 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low, covered until mixture is dark brown. Depending on the sweetness of your apples, you might need to stir in a tiny bit more sugar. Freeze or process for canning any leftovers.
Recipe may be multiplied.
Keywords: slow cooker, apple butter