| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:24 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:34 pm 
Offline
Huffs Nutritional Yeast
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:24 am
Posts: 107
Image

8 lbs of apples, roughly peeled, cored, quartered, simmered with 3 cups apple juice until just soft and put through a food mill into crockpot insert. I got a great deal on my apples from my farmers market apple-guy Miguel. They were seconds, which had a few tiny spots which I pared off, and I agreed to bring him a pint of the finished product next week.


Image

Add 4 cups of sugar and your spices, in this case 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp cloves. Stir.

Image

Image

The trick to crockpot apple butter: chopsticks! They let steam escape so the apple butter can reduce properly. Bring to a simmer on high, then reduce to low and cook overnight.

Image

The next morning

Image

Fill hot pint jars to 1/4 inch head space and process 10 minutes in a water bath canner. There are plenty of basic canning tutorials on the web if you're interested. I got 4 pints out of the 8 lbs of apples.

_________________
Formerly Prolix


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:02 pm 
Offline
Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:55 am
Posts: 4221
Location: Halifax, NS
That's awesome, maybe I will try this!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:03 pm 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:14 pm
Posts: 4620
Location: Bowels of California
Cool! I wish I had the patience to make my own stuff like that.

_________________
Blog: Mo Betta Vegan
"I eat big bangs."-Vegimator


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:24 pm 
Offline
Huffs Nutritional Yeast
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:24 am
Posts: 107
mixmaster_mo wrote:
Cool! I wish I had the patience to make my own stuff like that.


You could do a smaller batch to just put in the fridge and cut out the canning step completely. With the slow cooker it's actually really easy and pretty forgiving. You could also start with unsweetened applesauce instead of fresh apples and cut out the peeling, coring , initial cook & food mill. You'd basically just dump some applesauce, sugar & spices in the slow cooker (with the magic chopstick method) cook til morning, put in your fridge. It'd be easier than making beans, and cheap if you got a good price on your applesauce.

_________________
Formerly Prolix


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:49 pm 
Offline
Heeeerrrrree's JACKY!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:39 pm
Posts: 4192
Location: the Eug
Thank you! I adore apple butter.

_________________
Don't mind my breasts and vagina, I'm a gay man.---Idatetatooedguys.

"Tots: the universal food band-aid... better than a mother's kiss. Healin' wounds since 1954." Meggs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:51 am 
Offline
Chard Martyr
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:49 pm
Posts: 9636
Location: SW Desert, USA
Wow- that's awesome!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:09 am 
Offline
Be afraid... be very afraid
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:10 pm
Posts: 295
Location: HadToMove
That looks delicious! I love apple butter!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:23 am 
Offline
Inflexitarian
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 767
Location: Central Virginia
Now I have to make apple butter :-) Thanks for the great step by step.

_________________
You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:35 am 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:33 pm
Posts: 726
Location: Sweden.
Awesome! I don't have a crockpot but that looks really good.

_________________
http://northernveg.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:25 am 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:28 pm
Posts: 702
Location: nyc
Dang! This looks delicious as fork!

_________________
Formerly known as alphonesemambo


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:03 pm 
Offline
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:22 pm
Posts: 1117
Location: va
Awesome! I may have to try this.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:58 pm 
Offline
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:47 pm
Posts: 1107
Location: the homestead
awesome. I used to do this with my kindergarteners- we pared the apples, had chunky applesauce the first day, added a little pectin with the spices and sugar overnight and had apple butter in the am. not as smooth and pretty as yours, though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:38 pm 
Offline
Attended Chelsea Clinton's Wedding
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:26 pm
Posts: 208
Location: ITH
Great!! This is totally getting done by me on Sunday. I've got lots of apples left and have been meaning to do this but wasn't sure the proper method.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crockpot Apple Butter Step-by-Step
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:08 pm 
Offline
Bathes in Braggs
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:42 pm
Posts: 1372
Location: sf
Mmmm... Apple butter. I will definitely try this! And I'll try it with pears, too. Mmm... pear butter. <3


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer