We have a little confession…this is our third, maybe fourth attempt at applesauce. And when I say we…I mean both Doug and I messed up the applesauce! A couple years ago, I successfully made a really good applesauce, but somehow when life is busy and I try to multi-task too many things, I forget about the applesauce in the slow cooker.
I’m also a big fan of Apple Butter, so when I spotted this recipe for Stovetop Apple Butter, I
knew hoped it would be a recipe that I would not mess up. And…sure enough, I was right! It turned out perfect, even after getting a little side tracked on Pinterest. Do you have that problem too?
Along with the wonderful flavors of cinnamon and allspice, this Apple Butter was done in less than an hour! So in case you are in a hurry, or like me and forget about the apples in the slow cooker…this recipe is for you!
The addition of apple cider really gave the butter a rich, deep flavor. You can leave the Apple Butter chunky or put it in the food processor, like we did to make it a little smoother. Add the Apple Butter to a cute jar, throw in a loaf of bread and you have a great gift as well!
- 2 pounds apples - about 7-8 apples depending on size, I used a combination of Golden Delicious and Rome varieties
- 1 cup apple cider
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon allspice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Peel, core and cut apples into small pieces, add to a heavy saucepan
- Add apple cider, bring to boil and reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes
- Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine, return to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until thick and apples are tender
- Cool slightly
- Mash apples with a potato masher, if you want it smoother. Or add apple butter to food processor and blend until desired consistency
- Store in airtight container in refrigerator
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