Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Apple Butter is thick, creamy, perfectly spiced and makes a scrumptious addition to toast, yogurt, or ice cream.
Breakfast, Fruit, Sauce
apples, any variety
Pink Lady, Fuji, Golden Delicious, or Braeburn recommended
pitted Medjool dates
Peel and dice apples and place into a large mixing bowl. Roughly chop pitted dates and add to apples.
Season apples and dates with cinnamon, vanilla, and salt and mix well.
Add apple mixture to a slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, or until apples are golden and completely tender.
Puree apples using an immersion blender, or, allow apples to cool slightly before transering to a blender.
Tip: if butter is thinner than preferred once blended, place back into the slow cooker to continue cooking down.
Note: for additional spice, pinches of ground ginger, nutmeg, and cloves are wonderful!