Use your slow cooker to make this apple butter. Serve it on toast for breakfast or use as a spread on turkey or ham sandwiches.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place apple slices in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, cloves and allspice.

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  • Cover; cook on high-heat setting for 4 hours. Stir. Uncover and cook on high-heat setting 2 to 2-1/2 hours more or until apples are very tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Cool mixture at least 1 hour or cover and chill overnight. Process with an immersion blender or run mixture through a food mill*.

  • Ladle apple butter into half-pint freezer containers, leaving a 1/2-inch head space. Seal and label. Store 3 weeks in refrigerator or for 1 year in freezer. Makes 4 half-pints.

Tips

Mixture may also be processed, 1/2 at a time, in a blender or food processor. Mixture processed this way will be slightly lighter in color and thinner in consistency.

Nutrition Facts

70 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 mg sodium. 18 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein;

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