I’m currently on a cruise with my mom, and sisters in the Bahamas (momma turned the big 5-0 this summer!), and while it doesn’t feel very fall-like,once I’m back home…it still won’t. #Floridagirlproblems – but we fake fall in Florida, as best we can. And this easy Apple Butter recipe that is made in the slow-cooker, helps me pretend it feels like fall here. I make this Homemade Apple Butter every season, to put on so many things.
I always see Apple Butter in the store, but when I tell you this is e.a.s.y. and also inexpensive to make, you’ll never want to buy store-bought again. It’s unintentionally paleo. Sweetened, naturally by the apples cooked down, a little apple cider, honey, and cinnamon, this Homemade Apple Butter is ridiculously good.
I haven’t said much just yet, but I’m counting calories again. Last week, I was craving apple pie, but obvs don’t need pie in the middle of the week for just me. And even if Jason had partook with me, we didn’t need a whole pie in the house. So I drizzled a warm tablespoon of this Apple Butter over vanilla ice cream – craving satisfied! I also use this apple butter in overnight oats, and as a marinade to chicken (recipe coming soon!)
You can use any apples you like. I opted for Red Delicious, as they were on sale. Plus, they have the word, “delicious” in the description, so of course they’ll be…delicious. Hardy Har Har. I used an immersion blender to smooth this buttah – you can also use a food processor, if you have that on hand, instead.
- 5 apples, cored and diced
- ⅔ cup apple cider
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- To your slow-cooker, add all ingredients. Cover, and cook on high 4 hours, stirring halfway.
- Uncover and puree with an immersion blender, or food processor. Cook on high uncovered 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until thick. Will make about 2 cups (30ish tbsp).
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