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.
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.