1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
pint canning jars
crock pot (the quantities in this recipe are for a 4-quart crock)
boiling water canner and instructions
1. Make applesauce! This is the easy step. Slice and cook down the apples (minus the cores) in some water, then either press through a food mill or puree in a blender (I go for option #2). Leave the skins on. See? That's pretty easy. Approximately 44 medium apples will make six quarts. And use sweet apples...no Granny Smiths! Save those for pie.
|I used a combination of Stayman (above) and Enterprise.|
3. Prop the lid up with two knives and let it cook for 6-12 hours.
|Put the lid over the knives...this method allows some steam to escape.|
|Apple butter ready to be canned.|