It is officially fall. Around where we live, the weather changed from 90 degrees to a whopping 65 in one day. The leaves are turning orange and red, some are falling off, and last Thursday our whole house smelled of apple. Who needs an official date? Fall was happening a week ago on my radar. Probably because, one, I talk about fall all the time when I post a recipe these days. Two, fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Huddled around a campfire, drinking warm apple cider-what could be better than that?
Well, maybe this:
I really don’t know what to say about this Homemade Apple Butter besides it’s really easy and it’s really, really good. It’s one of those things that you take a spoonful of and say, “This could go in soooo many recipes!”
My first bite reminded me of applesauce with a bit of tang to it. I love how when I put it on a piece of white, fluffy bread, it completely changes the flavor! Mmmm.
Did I mention this recipe was easy? All you have to do is stick some apples in a crock pot with brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and a dash of salt. Let it sit there all day, stirring occasionally, and BOOM! Apple Butter.
A couple of things you need to know: You can adjust how much sugar you use based on how sweet your apple is. We used Macintosh and Yellow Delicious apples.
Also, when your apple butter is done, you can leave it slightly chunky, which is awesome for recipes, or you can put it through the blender and puree it. We made two batches. One we left chunky and one we put through our Ninja
to get it perfectly smooth. Depends on how you like it:)
Adapted from My Baking Addiction