I'm really not sure where I got this recipe from, but it has to be the most delicious apple butter I have ever had. Seriously.
Crockpot Apple Butter
- 4 cups apples (or pears)
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter (Honestly, this is optional. I made it with the butter this time and it seemed a bit runnier than I prefer. I've made it without the butter and it was much thicker which is better in my opinion. Funny that you can make apple BUTTER without the butter because it's not really butter at all!)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Peel and cube your apples/pears.
Toss them into the crockpot.
Add all other ingredients.
Be sure to add the KEY ingredient - balsamic vinegar or some other flavored vinegar.
(I've used strawberry wine vinegar before and it was wonderful!)
Turn your crockpot to low and heat for 8 hours or overnight.
Enjoy on biscuits or toast!
Let me know if you try this. You won't be sorry. I promise!