About this recipe:Apples are cooked down slowly with sugar and cinnamon until the mixture thickens and darkens down and starts to look like butter or peanut butter; hence the name! You can spread it on toast, use it in apple cakes or glaze a ham with it. A slow cooker is ideal for making apple butter. This is enough to make 4 jars of apple butter.
Makes: 4 jars
2.5kg of apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped
800g caster sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:8hr › Ready in:8hr20min
Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
Put on the lid and cook on high 1 hour.
Reduce heat to low and cook for 9 or 10 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
Remove the lid and continue cooking on low for 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.
Spoon the mixture into sterilised jars or containers. Seal with tight lids and refrigerate or freeze.
Brilliant use of a slow cooker and wonderful to come downstairs next morning to the smell of spiced apple. Great stirred into porridge. Also freezes well. Try with warm scones and clotted cream! - 28 Sep 2016