Homemade Apple Butter

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:

Homemade Apple Butter {Tastes of Lizzy T}

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.

Homemade Apple Butter {Tastes of Lizzy T}

 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:)

Homemade Apple Butter {Tastes of Lizzy T} Be watching for our apple butter recipes coming this week!

Happy Fall!

-Maddie

Homemade Apple Butter

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 hours

Total Time: 10 hours, 25 minutes

Yield: 6 Cups

Homemade Apple Butter

A simple, basic recipe for apple butter that can be used as a spread or in recipes!

Ingredients

  • 6 1/2 pounds apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Place the apples in a slow cooker. Add the sugars, cinnamon, salt and vanilla to the crockpot. Mix well. Cook in slow cooker on low for about 10 hours, stirring every couple hours. The apple butter should be thick and dark brown. If desired, use a blender to puree the apple butter until smooth.

Cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks or freeze in small containers.

Notes

Adjust the sugar to your liking!

http://www.tastesoflizzyt.com/2013/09/15/homemade-apple-butter/

Adapted from My Baking Addiction

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10 Responses to Homemade Apple Butter

  1. Lynn says:

    I have to say you guys have THE best site online. I never fail to search and find something absolutely perfect and delicious for upcoming family getting together or friends over for dinner. I am holding a Tea Luncheon on the 15th and this apple butter will be delish on the menu. I am making several of your muffins as well. Thank you for doing such a fantastic job, your recipes honestly make me salivate!!!

  2. Lizzy T says:

    Awww…thank you, Lynn! You made our day! We have some of this apple butter in the freezer now. Think I’ll have to pull it out :) Have a great time at your tea luncheon!

  3. Rosa Nardo says:

    i had bought a case of apples.made several different things with them..but still had over four pounds of apples left.so this morning.3/19/14..i got on line and started to look for something to make..(apple cake) was my first though..after looking for at three hours i saw a ad on tv for apple butter..i didnt have any….AND I THAN DECIDED TO LOOK FOR A RECIPE FOR APPLE BUTTER..i came across this..WOW:WOW..VERY VERY GOOD..I WILL NEVER BUY STORE BOUGHT AGAIN…unless i really have to..THANK YOU..

  4. Lizzy T says:

    Rosa,
    I’m so glad you loved our Apple Butter! We agree…so much better than store-bought! Thanks so much for your feedback! Have a great day!
    Julie

  5. Rosa Nardo says:

    -HAD TO MAKE ANOTHE BATCH::MY FAMILY JUST :LOVED IT::THIS TIME I MADE A WHOLE CASE OF APPLES::(each case has 270 apples.)AND CANNED THEM:::THANK YOU::

  6. Lizzy T says:

    Thank you, Rosa!! We’ll have to try canning this someday soon! So glad you are enjoying it:)

  7. Rosa Nardo says:

    CAN YOU COOK IT OVERNIGHT IN THE CROCK POT..SO IT READY TO GO IN THE MORNING..THANK YOU..

  8. Lizzy T says:

    Rosa, I think you could give it a try…you wouldn’t be stirring it as often if it was cooking in the middle of the night, but I think it would work as long as you keep the crockpot on low. Let me know how it works out! It would be a fantastic aroma to wake up to in the morning, that’s for sure!

  9. Lizzy T says:

    Rosa, although I’ve not tried it, I think it would probably be OK as long as your crockpot is on low. What a great aroma to wake up to in the morning!

  10. Rosa nardo says:

    HELLO.yes it WORKS WELL OVER NIGHT.I AM PUTTING A BATCH ON TONIGHT..(4/7/14)…just keep on LOW….MAKES THE WHOLE SMELL SO VERY GOOD..WE JUST LOVE THE APPLE BUTTER..
    THANK YOU..

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