Friday, December 17, 2010
I saw apple butter made the old-fashioned way a long time ago in Appalachia at a Fall celebration. There was a wonderful smell of woodsmoke and spices in the air as people stirred deep brown apple butter in a huge copper cauldron, with a wooden spoon which was nearly as big as an oar. Here's the new-fangled way we do it at our house.
Crock Pot Apple Butter
3 quarts applesauce (2 46 oz jars)
3 cups sugar
3/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3 tsp. cinnamon
Mix. Cook in crock pot on low for 24 hours uncovered. Put into hot jars and use hot lids and hot rings to seal.
Mmmmm. The house smells so good!