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by Amigatec on August 12, 2006 01:23 PM
This is my own recipe, I made this after looking at many different recipes.

12 cups apple puree
4 Cups Sugar
2 Tbs cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp nutmeg

Peal, core and cut apples into chucks, place in big stock pot, cook until very soft. Try not to add anymore water than needed. You will have to reduce to remove water later. I mound mine up and add to it as it cooks down. What is left I use for Apple Sauce.

When Apples are very soft, place mixture in blender and puree.

Place puree and spices in Crock pot add about 1 cup sugar to every 4 cups puree. If you can't get all the sugar in just keep cooking until you can. I normally add about half the sugar at first and as it cooks down I ad the rest, I do this because my Crock pot isn't that big.

For sweeter Apple Butter go with 3 to 1 on the sugar.

Turn Crock pot on high, place a splatter screen on top, but do not cover, (it will splatter as it boils) and reduce by about half, or until it is as thick as you like, it may be as long as 8 hours. Stir as needed, I normally do about every hour or so.

Process in Water Bath Canner pints for 5 minutes, quarts for 10 minutes.

Makes about 4 pints.

You can add some Red Hots if you like, this will gave it a little color and just a little kick.

You can also add things like allspice instead of nutmeg. I had nutmeg on hand when I did this.

Serve on hot buttered toast!!!!

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by Triss on August 12, 2006 02:10 PM
Pat, that looks perfect! Thanks so much for posting this for me. I have the apples soft now and will get out the blender and crock pot soon!

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by penny in ontario on August 12, 2006 02:36 PM
Thanks for the recipe..i love apple butter!

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by Amigatec on August 12, 2006 02:39 PM
You can play around and add different stuff as well, some people add Cider Vinegar and raisins.

This was my first attempt and making it and it tasted good when I got done with it, so I didn't experiment with it much.

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by tkhooper on August 13, 2006 02:37 AM
thanks for the recipe amigatec. I look forward to trying it out.

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by Triss on August 13, 2006 06:30 AM
Well I made it, let it sit in the crockpot all night on warm and canned it up this morning. We ate the leftovers on toast and it is wonderful! A big hit with the kids!

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by Amigatec on August 13, 2006 08:32 AM
Well I am making Peach Cobbler, Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler and Rhubarb Jam.

I haven't had Rhubard forever!!!!

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by Amigatec on August 13, 2006 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by Triss:
Well I made it, let it sit in the crockpot all night on warm and canned it up this morning. We ate the leftovers on toast and it is wonderful! A big hit with the kids!
I'm glad you liked it!!!!!

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by Triss on August 13, 2006 08:48 AM
We really did. Thanks for posting the recipe so quickly for me. The apple jelly looks good too. Will have to take some pics.

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by Amigatec on August 13, 2006 10:06 AM
Sometimes I get bored and go out to the kitchen and just start cooking something. Sometimes it isn't fit to eat, but sometimes I surprise myself.

I try to write down what I do so I can make changes if I have to.

On the Applebutter I have tried it by making it with the same consistency as applesauce, but have found it to be better if it is pureed as smooth as possible.

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by Triss on August 13, 2006 10:30 AM
I blended mine really well. As smooth as baby food would be how I would describe it.

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