Anyhoo, I got to thinking and I came up with my own version of Apple Butter! Yes, I did visit several recipes and pulled from each what I knew I would like and the end result was absolutely the best damn apple butter I have EVER had! Here's my recipe and I hope you enjoy it!
I started with 7 granny smith apples. I cored them but didn't peel all of them. I left 3 of them unpeeled. I guess I was hoping a hint of fiber would counterbalance all the sugary goodness! >:-) I chopped all 7 apples and into the crockpot they went!
And, there it is, all the sugary good stuff! I promise there is an actual recipe to follow!
After about two hours this was what the apples looked like in my crockpot. I wasn't super impressed and was certain I was doing something wrong but onwards I pressed. I must say, at this point in the process the house smelled heavenly!!!!!
After about 6 hours here is where my apples were. FINALLY! They were brown and mushy and starting to resemble Apple Butter. Again, the smell???? O M G!!
And, after approximately 9 hours, I had the most incredible Apple Butter I have ever tasted in my life and that includes "fresh from the orchard" Apple Butter that I have picked up in the Carolina Mountains. I hope you get the chance to try this and I really hope you enjoy it! I know that I will be making this over and over and over again!
Fin's Apple Butter
- 7 Apples (I used Granny Smiths but I am sure a variety would be just as wonderful)
- 1 c sugar
- 1 c brown sugar
- 2-3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp salt
After 9 hours I used an immersion blender to break down any large chunks.
This made approximately 2 - 2.5 cups of apple butter.
If you try it let me know how you like it!