All-Day Apple Butter
I used this recipe to get started on my own method, but I do a couple things differently: 1) No sugar needed for me! (Hello, apples already have a ton of it, so I don't understand everyone's need to add it, but I guess that's just me. I like it more spicy and nuanced.)
2) When it's done cooking in the slow cooker, I set a big mixing bowl in the sink, set a fine mesh strainer on top of that, and slowly pour the apples from the crockpot so that the apple pulp stays in the strainer and the bowl catches...you guessed it: concentrated apple cider! I put the apple butter in a bowl and blend till smooth with my immersion blender. The 'cider' can be kept in a container in the fridge and when you fancy a cup of cider, pour into a mug about halfway full, and add about the same amount of water (or 2/3rds) and heat up!
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Oct. 7, 2013