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                           Crock Pot Apple Butter
 
 Recipe By     : apples-n-garlic.com
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauces & Condiments
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      pounds        apples -- plus
    2      teaspoons     cinnamon
      1/2  teaspoon      ground cloves
 
 During the afternoon or evening we peel, core and slice the apples. The
 slices do not need to be thin. We stuff as many slices in the crock pot
 as we can, put the lid on and cook them for a few hours on the “high”
 setting. We reduce the setting to “low” and let the apples cook
 overnight. The next morning, the apples have cooked down by about
 one/half and are a rich brown. We then stir in the spices to taste (about
 2 teaspns. of ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspn. of ground cloves and
 because we use sweet apples---no sugar) and let it cook on “high” for a
 few hours with the lid off to reduce some of the liquid.“
 
 ”We prefer our apple butter smooth so we run it through the blender in
 small batches. We refrigerate what we need immediately and freeze the
 rest."
 
 Canning it in decorative jars makes a fine gift idea.
 
 
 
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