Saturday, January 20, 2007

CrockPot Apple Butter

Looking to lose a little weight, but still want to butter your bread? Then try this delicious Apple Butter. It contains no butter at all, but will satisfy your cravings.

12 med. Granny Smith or other cooking apples, cored, peeled and cut into fourths
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Mix all ingredients in 5-6 qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 8-10 hrs. or until apples are very tender. Mash apples with potato masher or large fork. Cook uncovered on LOW 1 to 2 hrs., stirring occasionally, until mixture is very thick. Cool about 2 hrs. Spoon apple butter into container. Makes 4 cups. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.