Apple butter is an extremely underrated spread. It elevates so many different types of bread, including biscuits, pancakes, waffles, cornbread, toast…you get the idea! Besides being a tasty addition to breakfast (or even dessert), apple butter makes a great gift for friends, neighbors, teachers, and anyone else in your life. Whip up a batch of apple butter and enjoy it at home or share it with friends. Either way, we can guarantee your home will be smelling delicious.
You can find a multitude of apple butter recipes online, but we went ahead and found one we think you’ll love. This apple butter recipe from My Baking Addiction has almost 2,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars. Let’s get cooking!
- 6 1/2 pounds of Robinette apples – peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples and mix well.
- Cook in slow cooker on low for about 10 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
- Uncover, stir in vanilla and continue cooking uncovered on low for about 2 hours.
- Use an immersion blender to puree the apple butter until smooth.
- Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks or freeze.
- Serve on breads, muffins, pork chops or just eat it with a spoon.
Of course, we’re partial to making apple butter with Robinette’s apples. What’s better than apples from your local orchard? Stop by today and pick up your favorite variety!