Crockpot Apple Butter

For me, apple butter has always been one of those foods that sounded better than it actually was.  That is, until I tried this recipe.  After a night in the slow cooker, the sugars in the apples had carmelized to a deep golden colour, and my whole house smelled of warm cinnamon.  This apple butter is amazing on waffles, pork tenderloin, fresh bread and, as my baby daughter can attest, licked off of with one’s fingers and smeared all over one’s face.

photo 12 final apple butter

Here’s what you need:

12 apples, peeled, cored and diced

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp allspice

Here’s what you do:

Throw all the ingredients in your slow cooker and toss them with your hands until the apples are wearing a coat of cinnamon and spice.

photo 10 crockpot raw

Turn your crockpot on low and let the apples cook at least eight hours or until the apples are a dark brown colour and are nice and mushy. I put this recipe together before bed and let the apples simmer overnight.  Combined with the aroma of dark roasted coffee, this makes for an olfactory delight the next morning.

photo 11 cooked apple butter

Although unnecessary, I blended the apple butter in my food processor for a smoother final product.

Recipe courtesy of Addison Shaw at

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