Friday, October 10, 2008
Canning Apple Butter with No Added Sugar
Apple butter is easy to make overnight in your crockpot AND you can make it with no added sugar!
Slice and peel enough apples to fill up your crockpot.
Add about 3 cups of juice and a couple tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice.
Using a knife, chop up the apples in your crockpot. As it condenses them down, add more, chopping until it looks nice and full like this:
Set your crockpot to low and leave overnight. In the morning it should be nice and browned and smell delicious! Turn your crockpot to high and crack the lid a bit. Cook for 5-7 more hours.
Using an immersion blender or a regular blender blend until smooth. Take the lid off and leave on high while preparing your canning equipment.
You should get around 9 half-pints of apple butter with no added sugar! It makes a great gift.
You can also can pears in unsweetened apple juice instead of syrup!