I know, I know.  You do not need one more thing to do or make before Thanksgiving.

But what if that thing is super easy, not labor intensive, involves minimal cleanup and will have your Thanksgiving dinner guests remembering how fabulous you are long after the tryptophan has worn off?  What if you had an adorable, bow-adorned jar of this Apple Butter sitting at each guest’s place setting for them to take away with their turkey coma?

I bet you would be the talk of the ‘hood, the toast of the town, the host(ess) with the most(est)!!  And I am telling you the truth (as usual):  this will not interfere with your other mealtime responsibilities because it cooks itself in the crock pot!  You can just set your pot, let it go and come back to warm, comforting, velvety apple butter!  Oh, and it gets bonus points for making your home smell exquisite which will get everyone excited about all of the other fall treats you have in store for them.

Some apple butter facts and tips:

-Apple butter as well as other fruit butters actually contain no butter at all and are actually quite healthy

-When making this Crock Pot Apple Butter, please spray your crock pot insert with nonstick cooking spray to make for easy breezy clean up

-How to serve apple butter:  on toast, english muffins, bagels (you get my drift), out of a spoon, on meat, in yogurt, or my favorite way:  over vanilla ice cream with walnuts and oatmeal sprinkled on top!  I know I have an amazing way of making a somewhat healthy snack naughty, don’t I?

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(recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction)
combine all other ingredients

add to crock pot and stir to combine

cook on low for 8 hours then blend until smooth

pour into jars and enjoy!

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9 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Cassie
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    Wonderful, Mercedes! This sounds wonderful. I love that shot with the brown sugar and spices!


    • Mercedes
      Nov 22, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

      Thanks Cassie! Have a great Thanksgiving!


  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    I love the idea of a little jar at each place setting! What a cute little gift!
    By the way, thought of you today at Trader Joe’s – they have a pepper jelly now! It is good, but not as good as your version. 🙂


    • Mercedes
      Nov 22, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

      Thanks Em! I saw the pepper jelly at TJ’s the other day, but didn’t buy it. I need to make a batch soon!


  3. Pretty. Good. Food.
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    Sounds so easy! Can’t wait to give it a shot 🙂


    • Mercedes
      Nov 28, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

      It really is as easy as it sounds! I hope you do try it and like it!


  4. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    I can imagine how fabulous this smells while it’s simmering away all day. Great gift idea.


    • Mercedes
      Nov 29, 2011 @ 11:59 am

      It does smell incredible! And it would also make a great Christmas gift!


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