Apple Butter Author: Jessica McCoy at All She Cooks
SweeTango apples make a perfect apple butter. And seriously, who doesn’t love apple butter?
This delicious spread can be used on any number of things like toast, bagels and biscuits. Even better, use it in a recipe as a filling addition for a Cream Cheese Danish or maybe a substitute filling for a cookie thumbprint recipe.
Delicious Ways to Cook with Apple Butter:
- Use as a glaze for ham
- Mix in for oatmeal or yogurt
- Add to smoothie or shake
- Homemade pop tart filling
- Serve as a condiment with pork or chicken
4 pounds SweeTango apples
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups water
Sugar (½ cup per each cup of apple pulp)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
Cut apples into halves or quarters. No need to peel or core them. Add apple cider vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook until apples are soft. Remove from heat and process through food strainer.
Measure apple pulp and mix in ½ cup sugar per cup of apple pulp. Stir mixture together with spices and lemon juice. Taste test and add sugar or extra seasonings if needed.
Pour apple mixture into slow cooker and let cook on low for 8 hours or overnight. Ladle into sterilized jars. Wipe rims with a clean cloth and top with lids.
Process in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes.
Remove jars and set on towel or wood cutting board. Tighten lids slightly. Let cool. Press down on lids to ensure they have sealed. Lid should be firm when pressing down.
Jessica is the blogger behind All She Cooks. She loves creating easy to make recipes that encourage you to skip the convenience foods and cook, including whole ingredients whenever possible.