A delicious and easy way to make your fall apples last about a year is turning them into a versatile butter with the help of your slow cooker. Here’s what you’ll need to whip up a batch:

  • 6 lbs of apples
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Here’s what you do:

  • Peel, core and slice your apples.
  • Place apples, sugar and spices into your crock pot. Stir well. Cover and cook these ingredients on high for about an hour.
  • Remove the lid and stir. Then re-cover slow cooker and cook on low, stirring occasionally, until the butter reaches a spreadable consistency (about 11 hours). The butter should be a dark brown color.
  • Transfer to hot, sterilized jars. From there, you’re able to can the butter, or allow it to cool and place it in the freezer. Use within a year for best quality.

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