This homemade apple butter is delicious on your morning toast!
I love it when a recipe is easy to convert to a Clean Eating recipe. It makes life so much simpler, don’t you think?
Now that my two year old is demanding to eat with his “hork” and “poon” at every meal, I feel good about the fact that the food he’s putting in his mouth is nothing but healthy. This recipe, is no exception.
I learned to make apple butter years ago, but thought I was out of luck once I started trying to give up sugar. So I was happy to find that that was not the case.
This recipe is adapted from the SouthernGraceGourmet.com web site. This fabulous lady really knows her way around the kitchen. I love reading her blog posts. Her recipes are usually easily converted to the Clean Eating lifestyle. Here’s the original recipe.
I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. It’s really very yummy!
If you need more ideas for delicious, healthy toast toppers, these toast spreads might be just what you’re looking for. They make great gifts too! (None are recommended for canning).
HOMEMADE APPLE BUTTER RECIPE:
- 12 small apples (of any variety)
- 2 cups apple grape juice blend (100% juice - no sugar added - Or two cups of one OR the other, depending on what you can find)
- 2 tbsp. unsulphered molasses
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Cut and core all your apples and place them in the slow cooker.
Add your juice.
Add your honey.
Add your spices.
Mix everything up and turn the heat on high. After a couple of hours, the juice should be boiling. Once it boils, turn the heat to low.
Note: The original recipe says you have to cook for about 6-8 hours after turning down the heat. However, with the substitution of honey, you have to cook it a bit longer. I had to let mine cook for about 12 hours. Remember to stir occasionally. The apple butter should be a nice dark brown color when it's finished. Also, I do NOT recommend this recipe for canning.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.