I don’t post a lot of ‘canning’ recipes on here because most of what I know about canning is in my head. I just do things the way I saw them done when I was young and I can’t really guarantee the accuracy of all of them.
This recipe here is a good one for canning and giving out as gifts though. It never seems to stick around that long here though because my kids LOVE Apple Butter and I love that I know exactly what’s in it. The longer you let this cook the thicker it gets… we like it THICK so we always let it cook just a tad bit longer.
I haven’t tried using anything other than sugar to sweeten this with but I think it would probably be ok to give it a go. This also freezes well if you don’t want to can it.
Easy Crockpot Apple Butter
- 7-8 c. unsweetened applesauce or use my Crockpot Applesauce recipe
- 1 1/2- 2 1/2 c. sugar (depending on your taste) You can also do 50/50 with brown sugar
- 1 1/2 c. apple cider (optional)
- 1 T. lemon juice (optional)
- 1 T. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- a handful of red hots (optional)
Add everything to your crockpot and mix well.
Cook on high, uncovered, for 8-10 hours. The longer it cooks the thicker it gets.
Turn off the crockpot and let it cool before putting into containers.
Store in the fridge or put in the freezer for later use.