Friday, October 28, 2011

Apple Butter

This recipe is so easy and so tasty and so autumn-y.  Take the kiddies to the Farmer's Market, pick up some delicious apples and make this yummy apple butter.  You can use it as a fruit spread on toast or pancakes.  I think it's great mixed into my morning oatmeal or on top of vanilla ice cream!  I made this last year and this year and will make it every autumn from now on.  This recipe is one I've altered to make it healthier and easier and (in my opinion) tastier. 
5 lbs Apples (I've used Nittany and Winesap with great results, but I think any flavorful apple will do)
1 to 1 1/2 cup honey or brown sugar or sugar substitute
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of Allspice and Ginger (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt

Quarter the apples and put them in a slow cooker on low.  Mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl and then stir it into the apples.  Leave to cook over night or all day, stirring occasionally as convenient.  When it's soupy and fragrant to your satisfaction, take it out and put the mixture in a blender or food processor in batches.  Serve immediately with fresh bread and enjoy!!


  1. Looks so yummy Ariel! And very Autumn-y. I think I might be brave enough to try making this one. :)

  2. Ariel, thank you so much for posting this! I heard from a reliable source that you knew how to make apple butter, and I had recipe envy. And it looks super easy!

  3. I am going to make this , this week. I have so many favorite memories from being with you and Andrew in your home. Eating your delicious apple butter in oatmeal is one of them. You might think all I really like is chocolate, but that is only one of my favorite foods.

    Recipe envy. Melissa, that is a great sort of envy to indulge in and satisfy.