Oh man, guys, today we’re talking about apple butter. Are you excited? You should be. This is the easiest and most delicious apple butter. You’ll see. And if that doesn’t get you going, hold tight, because we’re also working with the good people at WEMO and giving away a Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WEMO and a few other prizes (see more details below).
But first, let’s talk about apple butter for just a second. If you don’t already know, apple butter is basically a more concentrated version of apple sauce. It also has a deeper, richer flavor. My favorite way to eat apple butter is to spread it over a toasted english muffin. But there tons of other ways you can use apple butter like adding it to waffles, oatmeal, or using it in baked goods.
The only draw back is you have to use a lot of apples to get any decent amount of apple butter. So the recipe I’m sharing today makes about 5-6 cups of apple butter. But you need 6 lbs of apples to start with. If you like, you could easily cut this recipe in half. Or make the whole amount and gift some jars of apple butter to friends or coworkers.
6 lbs apples
1 cup sugar
1 cup honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
First peel the apples. Remove the cores and cut into cubes. Place in the Crock-Pot as you work. Once you have all the apples cut up, toss in the sugar, honey, and cinnamon. Place the lid on top and cook on low for 8 hours.
In case you didn’t notice, this isn’t just a run-of-the-mill Crock-Pot. You can control the thing with your phone! In the video you can see how I used the WEMO app to activate my Crock-Pot. It’s black magic I tell you!
Once the cook time is up, use a slotted spoon to remove the apple pieces to a blender. We’re trying to remove some of the liquid that baked out of the apples while they were in the Crock-Pot. This is partially a preference thing, as I prefer my apple butter to be a thick, spreadable paste and not too liquid-y. Puree the apples. Store in jars and refrigerate anything you’re not going to use immediately. A jar of this will keep in the refrigerator for at least two weeks. I have a feeling it may keep longer, but we usually eat all of ours before then… so…yeah.
What’s that? Oh, the giveaway. Here it is:
THE GIVEAWAY: Not only does WEMO have a partnership with Crock-Pot, but they have a whole line of products you can control from your phone with their WEMO app. And one lucky reader is going to win this little goodie bundle:
TO ENTER: It’s simple. Just leave us a comment telling us your favorite Crock-Pot dish! The giveaway is open until 12/8, and the winner will be contacted shortly after. Good luck! xoxo. Emma
Credits// Author: Emma Chapman. Video and Music: Jeremy Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.