Don’t you just love fall? Hayrides, leaf peeping, and of course APPLE PICKING. You always pick one too many… but whatever you do, don’t throw away those tasty little things. With this years drought the harvest wasn’t too promising, but the small pickings can still mean big flavor. Here’s my story of my life changing experience of the homemade apple butter I came across. I just had to track down the recipe and make it myself. Being that my favorite kitchen appliance is my crockpot, I got lazy and catered the recipe to my needs. Here’s my version called ‘lazy girl, stuck in a college apartment kitchen, doesn’t actually know how to cook’ apple butter recipe that will blow your damn mind.
What you will need:
- a crockpot
- -a wooden spoon -a pasta strainer
- lil patience
- a bowl
- leftover apples
- cinnamon sticks
- brown sugar
Method of Preparation:
- Cut the apples into fourths, you can leave the skin and cores intact.
- Place them in the crockpot, cover, and turn to high heat for 1 hour. Give an occasional stir with the wooden spoon every 15-20 minutes.
- Keep the the apples cooking until they reach an apple sauce consistency. Once there are no signs of lumps, pour the applesauce through the pasta strainer over a separate bowl to get rid of the skin, cores, and seeds.
- Place the applesauce back in the crockpot, add 1-2 cinnamon sticks, and eyeball some brown sugar. Obviously taste it and adjust the sugar accordingly to how sweet you want it.
- Turn heat to low, cover, and let cook until a deep caramel color.
- Let cool and can that shit up!
You can spread it on toast, use it in recipes, or warm it up and serve it on vanilla ice cream. It’s so damn goooooood.