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Old-Fashioned Apple Butter Recipe: How to Make the Best Homemade Apple Butter in Your Slow Cooker

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Slow cooking a variety of apples, sugars and balanced spices for hours results in the best apple butter ever! Sweet and thick just like good, old fashioned apple butter should be!
  Apple 12 Medium, peeled, cored, diced (use a mix of sweet and tart apples)
  White sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), packed
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), packed
  Cinnamon powder 4 Teaspoon
  Clove powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lime juice 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon (Mexican Blend Vanilla)

2. In a crock pot put the diced apples and cook on high for around 4 hours or until it appears like a chunky apple sauce. Stir occasionally.
3. Add sugar, cinnamon powder, clove powder, nutmeg powder, and stir thoroughly until everything is combined. Put vanilla extract and mix.
5. Cook on low for 20 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid during the last 2 hours.
6. Squeeze in some fresh lime juice and store in sterilized cans or jars.

7. Use this recipe to make desserts like cakes, truffles, or simply spread it on bread slices, crackers, or cookies.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Slow Cooked
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
If you love apple desserts, you will surely love this one. Sweet and thick, apple butter is one of those sweet indulgences that none can get over easily. Extremely easy to make and delicious too, apple butter is one great way to indulge into the flavors of the fall. The richness of the flavor and mild taste would surely tease your taste buds. Watch the video for more.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 255 Calories from Fat 4

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.42 g0.65%

Saturated Fat 0.1 g0.51%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2.8 mg0.1%

Total Carbohydrates 67 g22.2%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.6%

Sugars 58.5 g

Protein 0.58 g1.2%

Vitamin A 2.1% Vitamin C 16.2%

Calcium 3.3% Iron 2.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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