Really Good Apple Butter

Recipe from: Changing My Destiny, altered by me

I am delighted to live only a couple miles away from a very sweet older gentlemen who runs his own orchard. Every fall I make it a point to drop by at least once to pick apples. In my desire to consecrate these handpicked apples to a special autumny use, I made a batch of this crockpot apple butter. It was amazing, and I mean a-mazing. Melt-in-your-mouth marvelous.

Ingredients:

  • 12 or so assorted apples, at least 50% granny smith
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. coconut sugar ( or 1/4 c. brown sugar)

Directions:

Peel and dice the apples, then place them in a crockpot. Add the water, butter and spices. Set aside the coconut sugar for now, unless you’re using brown sugar instead, in which case, add it now.

Turn the crockpot on high for 5 hours or low for 7-8 hours. Turn off the crockpot and remove the lid to let cool for an hour. Your house will smell absolutely incredible. When the mixture is still warm but not hot, pour it (with the coconut sugar, if using) into a vitamix or other high-power blender. Blend on high until very smooth and creamy.

Serve on vanilla ice cream, pancakes, oatmeal,  yogurt with granola, scones, crackers, or, if you’re like me, just dig into it as is. Yum.

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