Homemade Apple Butter

This may come as a surprise to you all, but today's post doesn't feature pumpkin.  Crazy right?  My last 3 out of 5 posts (waffles, cookies, muffins) did, so I thought I'd take a small detour to my other favourite fall food.  Apples.

Apple and pumpkin butters are some of my favourite fall condiments.  They are the perfect addition to a bowl of warm oatmeal, a spread for muffins and toast, stirred in with yogurt and topped with granola, oh and of course,...pancakes and waffles.  Not to mention your house will smell delicious and completely fall-like.

You. Are. Welcome.

Go ahead and spread the love....literally.

Apple Butter

5lb assorted apples (I used honeycrisp and gala), peeled and sliced thin
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of cloves

In a slow cooker set to high, place apples, sugar and salt.  Mix together and cook, covered for 4 hours.
Remove apple mixture and transfer to a food processor (in batches,) whirling till smooth and creamy.  Add in spices and vanilla.
Return pureed apples back to slow cooker.  Cook uncovered on low heat for another 3.5 - 4 hours till thick and dark in colour.

Yields: approximately 2 cups 


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