With Thanksgiving coming up and we have been in Apple processing season I have to post about my very favorite and extremely easy recipe for homemade Crock Pot Apple Butter.
The Viking in my life and myself love apple butter on fresh hot yummy biscuits right out of the oven and its also wonderful on toast in the morning but this is a wonderful condiment for fresh hot biscuits on Thanksgiving as well or any other festive holiday. I think its very small amount of cloves I put in that I grind in my mortar and pestle that really gives it that wonderful holiday taste and aroma! You don’t need to have a crock pot to make this recipe but since it takes a couple of days it comes in handy!
Lil’ Suburban Homestead’s Crock Pot Apple Butter
Peel and core about 16 apples (all apple varieties turn out wonderful!) My favorite this year has been golden delicious.
Some recipes call for you to add fruit juice but we just add water and depending on the variety for example the golden delicious variety turned out plenty sweet!
I add about 1/2 tsp. cloves
1 TBSP. or more of cinnamon to taste
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
(some of this you just have to do to your own taste)
and it does call for about 4 cups of sugar but you could use approx. 3 Cups of honey.
We currently do not know have our own source of honey yet so when I need to use this much sweetener I just use sugar.
I also like my apple butter very dark so it takes a while but it turns out just heavenly!
Now you have to be patient……..yep my husband wanted to remind all of you he has to keep taking the lid off and wipe the lid down to remove the moisture. We will start this after work and it will go all night and all day the next day before its done.
Then you can and process per Ball Book guidelines. You may also want to try some other type butter recipes…pear butter is wonderful and would also make a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving Table. I hope you will agree its just wonderful and there is nothing quite like it on a hot biscuit you don’t even need butter! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping in!
PS: Gratitude No. 10 for November is I am extremely grateful for working in such a wonderful work place with such wonderful people. I am thankful that I have a job and I enjoy what I do. I am truly blessed!
This blog has been linked up to the “Thanksgiving Recipe Challenge” at My Simple Country Living…I love this new challenge Heidi has created at her site make sure to go check it out and share your favorite Thanksgiving Recipes and tell her KarenLynn sent you if you think about it! Her Thanksgiving clip art is beautiful and her Biscuits she just blogged about look absolutely delicious the perfect match to my Apple Butter! My Simple Country Living will definitely be added to my blog roll and once I leave WordPress.com (which is in progress) I will be able to finally add nice clip art of the sites I link up too! I can’t wait!