Slow Cooker Apple Butter

I made apple butter today.

I had a few apples left over from the crop we got this year, other half had gone and rescued them from the tree. I figured as they weren’t good enough for straight eating I’d make something.

I had made apple butter last year and it was a big hit, in fact we are still eating it and down to the last tub this week. I was feeling decidedly lazy and jam was not on my creative agenda today so I went ahead and made some more apple butter.

I can’t remember what recipe I used before so I sort of winged it as they say here, it turned out good.

My recipe.

Around 4lbs of apples, washed, sliced and cored.

1/2 cup brown sugar.

1/2 cup white sugar.

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground ginger

Around 1/2 teaspoon salt.

I mixed everything together in the slow cooker.

I cooked mine on high for four hours, I stirred it every hour or so.

Then turned it to low once it had turned a rich caramely brown colour.

I cooked on low another 3/4 hour then turned off the heat.

I let it cool and transferred into 4 jars.

This is not something we ever see where I live, it’s typically not a Northern Irish thing. However my other half does enjoy a spoonful of this in his breakfast porridge each morning.


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