17 October 2008

So, applebutter...

The applebutter experiment was a rousing success. I love that I was able to make it in the slow cooker. And the applebutter aficionado in the house says that it tastes like his favorite store-bought brand - a ringing endorsement, to be sure. Photos of the finished product need work, maybe the batch I do on Saturday will photograph better than this batch did.So, the recipe...
2.5 kilos apples, cored and finely chopped (I ran them through the food processor)
800 g raw sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the sugar, spices and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well. Cover and cook on high 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, (mine took about 10) stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown. Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. During the last hour, blend it smooth with an immersion blender. Ladle into sterilized jars. Boil filled jars for 15 min. Cool and store.
I used organic Gala apples, but I think Granny Smiths or Jonathans would work well, too.

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