Easy Crockpot Apple Butter

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.

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Crockpot Applesauce

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 applesauce and I love that I know exactly what’s in it. This recipe can also be used for the Crockpot Apple Butter! If you decide to use this for Apple Butter you may want to omit the sugar and seasonings.

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Applesauce Cake

I don’t rightly remember where this recipe came from but I do know that my little brother loved it when he was just a little thing… so it’s been around for a while now. You can use this Homemade Buttercream Icing to frost it or give it just a sprinkle of powdered sugar or leave it plain.

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Crockpot Pumpkin Butter

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 ‘fruit butters’ and I love that I know exactly what’s in them. 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. You can really try making butter ot of almost any fruit puree. I want to give this a try with my canned pumpkin soon!

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.

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Fried Apple Pies

We made these in Home Ec. class and it was the first time I’d ever had one. I loved them so much I was constantly making them at home, from scratch, but there are easier ways to make them. They could also be made with other pie fillings as well.

I will give you the instructions to make them from scratch but you can also use store bought pie dough and pie filling, if you like. I know how busy things get and how crazy life can be.

These are also fun for the kids to help with. They can help to roll out the dough and cut the circles. They can also spoon the filling in and use the fork to seal the edges.

Fried Apple Pies

Ingredients:

  • Apple pie filling or use store bought
  • Whipped Pie Crust or use store bought
  • oil for frying
  • butter (optional)
  • flour, for rolling out crust
  • 2-3 T. cold water
  • powdered sugar (optional)

Glaze: (optional)

  • 3/4 c. confectioner’s sugar
  • 2-3 T. milk
  • 1 t. vanilla (optional)

Directions:

Roll the crust out on a lightly floured surface. (Too much flour = tough crust)

Take a small bowl or saucer and cut a circle out of the crust.

Place 2-3 T. of filling on each round.

Brush the edges with water and fold in half. Take a fork and lightly press down to seal the edges.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. You can add a small amount of butter to the oil, if you like.

Carefully add the pies to the pan and fry until golden brown, turning the pies as needed, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Drain on paper towels.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Or mix together the ingredients for the glaze and drizzle the pies when cooled.