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.
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The recipe looks fab but how long will this keep? Can I make it now to give for Christmas pressies? - 28 Sep 2013
Aha! - 20 Aug 2011
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