Apple Butter

Apple Butter

Kneaders, a soup, salad, sandwich shop, is one of my favorite go-to places for lunch and they always have fresh samples at the counter to try. Well the last time I went they were sampling their apple-butter, I put some on a piece of bread and was immediately hooked when I tasted it. Now I wasn’t able to find out what the ingredients were in it, but I imagine there was sugar involved, so when I got home I decided to search the internet for a sugar-free version of this and found a few recipes. Luckily, the first recipe that I decided to try was, super easy and delicious so I didn’t have to search any more. This 5 ingredient apple butter by the detoxinista.com tastes so fresh and sweet and the spices makes your house smell amazing as a bonus!¬†

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Apples
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Core and chop the apples and place them in the bowl of your slow cooker. Add in the cinnamon, ginger, cloves and water then cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or until the apples are tender enought to fall apart with a fork
  2. To make applesauce, use an immersion blender to puree the cooked apples. (If you chose to peel your apples, you can just use a fork or potato masher to break down the apples.)
  3. Loosely cover the pot with the lid, leaving a vent for steam to escape, and set the slow cooker to cook for another 4 – 6 hours on low, or until the applesauce has reduced by nearly half
  4. Once the apple butter is nice and thick, transfer it to a glass jar and store it in the fridge for up to two weeks. (You can also freeze any extra for a longer shelf life

Notes:

This will make about 2 small jam jars full

When I placed the applesauce back in the crockpot for the second time it started to get a little crispy on the edges at about 4 hrs. so be sure to watch it to make sure you don’t overcook it

Photo credit goes to detoxinista.com

 



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