Fall is my favorite. I really miss seeing all the Fall colors of MI this year. We do get some color change here in the Bay area but it’s very little compared to MI. I am thankful for cooler nights and mornings. We are finally making use of our sweatshirts and fleeces again.
Another Fall aspect I miss about MI are their apples. They have the BEST apples. The apples are especially rich and flavorful this time of year. I don’t know why but it’s hard to find a great tasting apple here. Last week, I bought a dozen apples, almost positive that I hit another home run. They smelled great and they looked beautiful but unfortunately their sweetness was already dissipating. As the apples sat day after day, I knew that I had to use them before I ended up throwing them out.
I wanted something fast and healthy especially with Halloween around the corner. Turns out these apples were perfect for my Healthy Crockpot Apple Butter recipe.
This apple butter is creamy in texture. While my kids love eating it like apple sauce, I love the sweet cinnamon rich flavor best on my morning oatmeal.
The best part about this recipe is that it cooks itself. It took me a total of 10 minutes to prepare and then I literally threw everything into the crockpot to simmer. I love having recipes that are healthy and tasty but don’t keep me in the kitchen.
Healthy Crockpot Apple Butter
10 hours, 10 minutes
Author: Allison Kuslikis
5 cups of apple butter
10 medium size Gala apples or about 5 cups of apple wedges
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tbsp. all spice
1 tsp. vanilla
a good pinch of salt
Wash apples and slice using an apple core. I left the skin on my apples to save time. Place apple slices into your crockpot
In a medium size bowl, mix ground cinnamon, all spice, and salt. Next, add in vanilla and maple syrup.
Pour apple butter liquid mixture over your apple slices and mix well. Cover your crockpot and cook apples on low for 8-9 hours. Once apples are extremely tender, remove the cover of the crockpot and cook for another hour uncovered.
Using your immersion blender puree apple butter until smooth.
Serve on bread, oatmeal or eat straight out of the bowl. Store apple butter in the fridge. It will keep for several days.
Calories per serving: 200.01 kcal
Fat per serving: 0.59 g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.11 g
Carbs per serving: 52.71 g
Protein per serving: 0.9 g
Fiber per serving: 8.42 g
Sugar per serving: 39.58 g
I would love to hear from you. If you give this recipe a try, please let me know by giving the recipe a rating and leaving a comment.
Looking for more easy apple recipes? Check out my Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe or check out my Buckwheat Overnight Porridge.