I had a request for the apple butter recipe. I got it from the Vita-Mix website. If you don't know about the Vita-Mix, you should check it out! I use mine every single day! This is a great recipe and super easy. Just takes a few minutes to get it all ready and then you let the crock pot do the rest!
6 apples (preferably MacIntosh) stems removed, quartered with seeds and skins
5 cloves or 1 tsp ground
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 inch square piece fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp ground
Place apples, cloves and cider in Vita-mix (blender) secure lid. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to 5-6. Run for 10 seconds untill chopped. If necessary, use a tamper to press any ingredients into the blades while processsing. Quickly increase the speed to max. Run for 3-4 mins until mixture is smooth.
1 tsp Allspice
1/4 cup dark brown sugar (I use sucanat) or honey
2 tsp cinnamon
Spray insides of crockpot for easy cleanup. Pour ingredients from Vita-mix container into crockpot. Cook 4 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low uncovered until mixture is dark brown. Freeze or process for canning any leftovers. Recipe may be multiplied.