Apple butter is a concentrated form of apple sauce, pretty much just a smooth apple jam. It works great on toast, crackers, scones, or as part of a ploughman’s. I’ve never seen apple butter in the UK, I’m not sure why because the apples here are pretty great, especially during apple season in autumn, so you’d think there would be all sorts of apple products around (well, there is plenty of cider…). Anyway, I decided to make some myself.
This recipe is really easy, there are only six ingredients. However, it does take a long time, up to 12 hours, to cook. You will need a slow cooker for this recipe.
You will also need good cooking apples, I used Bramley apples.
Tag me on social media if you try this and post a pic. I would love to know what you think, especially if you’ve never had it before!
A sweet, delicious, and easy-to-make apple spread.
- 2.25 kg (5 1/2 lbs) apples, peeled and diced
- 600 g (3 cups) caster sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp salt
Add all ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Reduce slow cooker to low heat and cook for an additional 8-10 hours, until mixture is thick and dark brown. Continue to stir occasionally.
Uncover and cook for an additional hour.
Whisk until smooth.
Allow to cool, pour into jars, and keep in the fridge.