Monday, June 16, 2008

Crockpot Apple Butter

I still have a couple of bags of dried apples to use up before the new apples begin to arrive - I remember a long time ago someone talking about making apple butter in their crockpot and I did a quick search for a recipe. I didn't find any that specifically mentioned using dried apples - but once they're reconstituted into applesauce - there's really no difference. I'd post a link - but I didn't really use any of the recipes - here's what I did.

Crockpot Apple Butter

2 quart containers of dried apples
3 quarts water
4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup sugar - more or less to taste

Cook on low about 12-14 hours.

The crockpot was almost full so you can see that it cooks down considerably...

I ran this through the blender - I wanted it to be just like the 'White House' apple butter I grew up with (which by the way is not available up here - there's only one kind of apple butter up here and it costs about $3.65 for a little bitty jar)...

I got two pints for later and about a pint that I didn't seal up for immediate use.
It was thick and rich and just a little bit tangy - the Man-Cub wanted it a little bit sweeter - but I didn't add any more sugar...


  1. I have a lot of dried apples and we like apple butter, so I will try it when we get back from Duke tomorrow. E

  2. Good luck with the apple butter!



  3. i figured white house was a national brand....looks good, though! love, k