How to Make Apple Butter
- Wash and peel off the apples.
- Remove their cores.
- Chop the apples into small squared pieces and put them in a slow cooker.
- Keep the slow cooker off the heat just yet.
- Add sugar, salt, pumpkin spice, orange zest, brown sugar and vanilla paste into the slow cooker on top of the apples.
- Mix up all ingredients well.
- Put the slow cooker on the stove on low heat and cover it up with a lid.
- Let the apples cook on low heat overnight or for 10 hours.
- After 10 hours, remove the slow cooker from the heat and puree the mixture with an electric mixer.
- Once, the apple butter is pasted completely, place it back on the stove on high heat and let it cook for a minimum of 2 hours. Keep the cooker uncovered during this time.
- Once it is done, take it off the heat and let it cool down.
- You can put it in a can and store it in your pantry to use up to a month.
- If you refrigerate it, it can last up to a few weeks.
- If you freeze it, you can use it for a few months.
- Apple butter can be used in your muffins, doughnuts or even as simple as a spread on your bread!
- So, top it over your favorite desserts and enjoy!
- A couple of dozen apples can only produce one jar of apple butter.
- Apples belong to the rose family.
There are about 2500 varieties of apples.