Super Easy Apple Butter
15-18+ apples, cored and sliced or chunked. No need to peel.
1 C water
2 C packed brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Cut the apples as preferred, either sliced or in small chunks. It is not necessary to peel the apples (You don’t want to lose the nutrients and flavor in the skin.) Fill a larger crock pot with the prepared apples. Fill it up as the apples will cook down. Remember the lid.
Cook the apples on low for 6-8 hours. If you want them in a few hours, cook on high. Stir the first time with your Danish Dough Whisk after about an hour. Then let the apples cook.
When the apples are cooked to the consistency you’d like, stir more with a whisk. Use an immersion blender to thoroughly break up anything that isn’t how you’d like your apple butter to be.
Mix the brown sugar and the pumpkin pie spice into the apples. Cook for another 30 minutes.
The apple butter is ready to be put into jars to can, freeze, or just keep refrigerated. I prefer to can in half pint jars for easy gifts. Enjoy!
Rose Marie Hopkins
Note from the editor: "We like to try new things and making things like this or jams is something everyone should try as it's always rewarding to make your own"