Apple Butter in a Crock Pot
I love my crock pot! It makes the most delicious food and is so easy and so much a part of the fall and winter seasons! Tyler loves Apple Butter but the problem with this is, he only seems to love Apple Butter from Trader Joe's. I don't have easy access to Trader Joe's anymore, and I have yet to find any in the stores around here that he likes or says taste even a little bit close to TJ's! Trader Joes makes the only Apple Butter he likes. I am about to change all that! I will make him Apple Butter that will knock his socks off and hopefully push Trader Joe's apple Butter to the side! I have my work cut out for me, hopefully he will enjoy this homemade Apple Butter recipe!
12 Apples cored, peeled, & diced
2/3 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 1/2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon of All Spice
1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves
1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
Up to 3 Cups of Sugar. You can determine just how much you want to add by deciding how sweet you want it.
Cook on low in crockput for 8–10 hours with lid on
Cook for 5–6 hours without lid on (keep on low) Then jar!
You’ll know the Apple Butter is done because when you pick it up on a spoon it will stay nice & mounded.