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Fix-It And Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
by Phyllis Pellman Good
Traditional Apple Butter Recipe for Slow Cooker
Wilma Haberkamp Fairbank, IA ~  Vera Martin East Earl, PA
Makes: 8 Cups
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10-13 Hours
Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 3-Quart


~ 12-14 medium, tart cooking apples (about 16 cups chopped)
~ 2 cups cider or apple juice
~ 2 cups sugar
~ 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
~ 1/8--1/4 tsp. ground cloves (add 1/8 tsp. cloves first; taste about halfway through the cooking time to decide if you want to add the other 1/8 tsp.)

Core and chop the apples. Do not peel them. Combine apples and cider in your slowcooker.

2. Cover and cook on Low 9-12 hours, or until apples turn mushy and then thicken.

3. Puree apples in a food mill or sieve.

4. Return pureed mixture to your slow cooker.

5. Add sugar, cinnamon, and cloves and mix together well.

6. Cover and cook on Low 1 hour.

This will keep several weeks in your refrigerator. You may also can or freeze it.
B. This is good on bread or toast. Or use it as a topping over ice cream. Or try it as a filling for apple turnovers.

For a thicker finished product, drop Step 6 and do this instead:
1. Cover and cook on High 6-8 hours, stirring about every 2 hours.
2. Remove the cover after 3 hours so that the fruit and juice can cook down and become thicker and more concentrated.
3. Spoon into hot sterilized jars and process according to standard canning methods.

Dorothy VanDeest Memphis, TN

(Crock Pot Recipe)


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