Friday, September 05, 2008

Apple Season: So-Easy Apple Butter

I spent some time this week peeling and slicing Apples that Angie and her family picked for us. This Month's Midwest Living Magazine is full of some great looking Apple recipes. I am anxious to try a few this season. I Tried the easy apple butter- We have been having it on Peanut butter sandwiches this week. Apple butter smells so great when it is cooking.

So-Easy Apple Butter

4 Pounds Cooking Apples, Peeled. cored, and Sliced ( about 12 cups)
2 Cups Sugar
1/3 Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Cider Vinegar
2 teaspoons allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1. Place apple slices in a 4 qt slow cooker. Stir in water, vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg.
2. Cover; cook on high-heat setting 5 to 6 hours. Stir. Cool at least 1 hour, or cover and chill overnight. Ladle apple butter in half-pint storage or freezer containers, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace. Seal and label. Store 3 weeks in refrigerator or 1 year in freezer. Makes 4 half-pints.

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