Apple butter and I have been having a love affair for quite some time. I love it with everything from toast and biscuits to smeared on pork chops. Ive been known to take a spoon and eat it straight from the jar. This is my first attempt at making it at home and it turned out wonderful. I made this from several recipes that I found online.
3 single serve applesauce cups- I used the no sugar added variety
5 macintosh apples- peeled,cored, and diced
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
pinch of allspice
pinch of nutmeg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Put everything in crockpot and cook on low for about 7 hours. Stir and adjust seasonings to taste. Crank the crockpot up to high and cook for 4 hours with lid off so that the moisture can escape and the apple butter will become thick.
This made enough to fill 3 small jelly jars.