A few of you have asked for the Apple Butter recipe that I was talking about on my last post so I am going to give it to you here today. As I said in my previous post I have bought a couple of jars of Apple Butter from local orchards and Amish markets over the last few years. I have opened them, tried them once or twice and they sat in the fridge until I tossed them. Now I have to admit that I do not remember if the Apple Butter I ate as a child was home made or if it was just Smuckers but I do know that I liked it. And I think this compares to it really well. I found the recipe listed on a local orchard web sit while looking for the hours that they are opened. So I must give them credit. The orchard is about 1/2 hour from my home and called Anderson & Girls Orchard. This recipe takes the whole day but it is a real easy because you just put everything in the crock pot first thing in the morning.Crock Pot Apple Butter
5-1/2 pounds apples, peeled and finely chopped
4 cups sugar
2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Place apples in slow cooker. Add rest of ingredients and mix will. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 9-11 hours or until thick and dark brown, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook 1 more hour. if smoother apple butter is desired, may puree in blender or food mill. Process 10 minutes in hot water bath in pint jars or may freeze.
I did cook for 12 hours total and I did not puree any further.
This was dinner the other night when I had finished canning. It is wonderful and as Lynn at Rocky Creek Scottie commented "it has such a delightful aroma".
Now I have a question that I hope someone can answer. I am having trouble adding my photos. I had to go back to the old editor to upload my pictures. I tried the new editor again today and still had the same problem. It brings up a window that looks totally different and when I try and upload my pictures it just spins its wheels. I could sure use someones help if you have an answer for me.
I hope you all enjoy the recipe and thank you for coming back for it. Blessings!