Crockpot Apple Butter

Note: The CrockPot Fruit Butter eBook is NOW AVAILABLE! Click here for more details.

 

…now on to the good stuff…

 

CrockPot Apple Butter

I adapted this easy recipe from Cake Student because I had everything on hand and it worked out beautifully. I used a little more water than the recipe called for, and I did add slightly more brown sugar and spices. By slightly more, I mean rounded teaspoons instead of being specific with my measurements. I mean can a few extra pinches of brown sugar really hurt?

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Makes a little more than 1 pint

1 dozen apples, peeled, cored, cubed

1/2 Cup Water

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon All Spice

Step 1:

Peel, Core, and Chop a dozen apples. I used apples from our trip to the Apple Orchard. I’m no apple expert, but these apples were more dense than the apples I typically buy in the grocery store. The flavor was great, but it took longer to break down in the Crockpot.

CrockPot Apple Butter

CrockPot Apple Butter

CrockPot Apple Butter

CrockPot Apple Butter

Step 2:

Toss the apples in the sugar and spices.

CrockPot Apple Butter

Step 3:

Put everything in the Crockpot, then [say it with me] Set It, and Forget It!

anyone else remember that infomercial?

I cooked it on Low overnight and woke up to this…

CrockPot Apple Butter

After a few more hours on low, I bumped it to high and propped the lid.

CrockPot Apple Butter

it cooked down and thickened quite a bit.

CrockPot Apple Butter

Step 4:

I suppose it’s optional, but I decided to blend the butter down smooth. You can eat it right out of the Crockpot, I did. I just took a spoon to the Crockpot and dove in, it was divine. However, for the finished product I wanted it smoother and pulled out my Magic Bullet since I don’t own an immersion blender. Then poured it into clean canning jars.

CrockPot Apple Butter

So after 15 hours and a dozen apples picked right from the tree, I had 1 pint of delicious apple butter. I froze half the batch and have the other half in the fridge just waiting to be eaten…maybe straight from the jar.

Next up…Pumpkin Butter!

SHOWING THE LOVE!!

Linking To: Polly Want A Crafter, Between Naps on the Porch, Craft-O-Maniac, The Girl Creative, Making the World Cuter, Today’s Creative, Not JUST A Housewife, Ginger Snap Crafts, Blue Cricket Design, Very Merry Vintage Style, We Are THAT Family, Savvy Southern Style, The Artsy Girl Connection, The Shabby Creek Cottage, The Not So Functional Housewife, The Shabby Nest, Addicted 2 Decorating, Remodelaholic, The Crafty Nest, Dear Creatives, Funky Junk Interiors

Simple Snacks – Parmesan Crisps & Apple

There are certain foods that just work together so well, like tomato soup and grilled cheese, or peanut butter and Jelly. I’ll admit that I hate PB & J sandwiches, but I’m told that they are a classic food.

To me, Parmesan and Apples is a perfect pair. You can just slice the cheese right onto the apple, the pure form is wonderful.

IMG_1589

But I’m a little more wild than that, so I melt my salty Parmesan into crisps.

IMG_1593

So simple. The only ingredient is parmesan cheese (about 1/2 Cup). Broil until melted and starting to brown. It will only take a few minutes, so keep an eye on it. Oh, and do yourself a favor, spray some cooking spray on the pan or foil before melting the cheese. Trust me on this one.

IMG_1595

It’s an amazing snack for after school or a fancy party.

IMG_1600

I had to eat a lot of cheese for this picture…you’re welcome.