The last few years I have been trying really hard on the homemade front. when I was back home in the states I had a little garden I worked on with my mom. I also started learning about the art of canning.
I was given this amazing apple butter recipe which is simply addictive. I could, and sometimes did, go through a jar of this in 2 days. My mom’s friend taught me how to make it. And now I’m sharing the wealth.
This recipe makes a rich, dark, spicy-sweet Pennsylvania Dutch style apple butter. You won’t find apple butter like this in a grocery store!
-3 quarts unsweetened applesauce
-4 c sugar
-2 c brown sugar
-1/3 c apple cider
-½ tsp nutmeg
-¼ tsp allspice
-¾ tsp ground cloves
-1 T cinnamon
Combine the applesauce, sugars, and cider in the crockpot. Cover and cook low for 3 hours. Add the spices and cook on low, covered, for 3 more hours. Uncover and continue cooking on low for 1-3 hours or until sufficiently thickened. Ladle the hot apple butter into ½ pint or pint size canning jars and process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. This recipe makes about 6 pints of apple butter.