Thursday, October 10, 2013

Crockpot Apple Butter

This is ridiculously easy and it makes the house smell so warm and 'cinnamony'.  Mmmmmm! Perfect for a Fall day, not that 85 degrees is a typical Fall day....but in Houston it is! :)

3 1/2 lbs of apples....1/2 of that should be Granny Smith.  Peel, core and slice all the apples and put into a crockpot.  To the crock add~
*3 c sugar
2 tsp cinnamon (I thought it was a bit too much)
1 tsp nutmeg
dash of salt
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cardamom
3/4 c water or apple juice (I used juice)
Mix all inteh crock pot.  Put on low and let cook about 8 hours.  If it is still runny, take the top off and let cook until thick, stir as not to scorch.
Mash in a blender until chunky or smooth, whatever you prefer.  YUM!
The apples just cooked and not blended are very tasty as well.  The would make a great ice cream topping. Enjoy~