Many of you offered suggestions as to how to make Apple Butter – thank you!
My house smelled wonderful for hours, thanks to all of you! I decided to experiment with my friend Leesa’s apple butter method, and found it to be very simple and delicious. I only made a small amount this time, since I was experimenting – so you’ll want to double or triple this recipe if you want a larger amount. When I started with one quart of applesauce, I ended up with two and a half – half pints of apple butter. However, it is very clear to me that writing half – half just looks weird and confusing. It may make more sense for me to say that one quart of applesauce resulted in 2.5 half-pint jars.
Or we could say that I ended up with one full pint plus a half of a half pint of apple butter. This is, of course, the same as two and a half cups of apple butter, which is otherwise known as five half cup portions of apple butter, better known as ten – 1/4 cup portions, which we all know is precisely 20 – half of a half of a half of a half of a half pints of apple butter. Give or take a half of a half of a pint.
I’m done now.
Homemade Apple Butter
- 1 quart homemade apple sauce
- 2 Tablespoons sucanat
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Stir ingredients into a crock pot.
- Cook on low for about six hours on low setting, with LID OFF, stirring occasionally.
- Store the apple butter in the refrigerator - or process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes to seal.
- If the jars are sealed properly, you can store your apple butter in the pantry until you're ready to serve.
Find my Homemade Apple Sauce recipe here. Read information on how to process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes to seal your jars here.
Caution: Contents cooking in crock pot are hot. Refrain from sticking a finger into the crock pot for a lick, even though the delicious smell will create a major temptation. Dipping in with a teaspoon is obviously a much better option. No double dipping allowed. In addition, be aware that partaking in too many licks from the crock pot will result in a smaller amount of finished product, which will mean that all of the math I labored over above, rounding carefully to the nearest half of a half pint, will be null and void.