A couple of years ago while in Guatemala, I developed a serious craving for apple butter. Sadly, it could not be found anywhere. After a bit of research, I set out to make my own. So this time of course I turned back to Darby's amazingly easy crockpot recipe. Once again, it did the job!
half bushel of mixed apples
add spicy goodness
slow cook for 8 hours
And since was feeling especially domestic, I decided to try my hand at canning. After a quick run to Walmart I returned home with this.
I had initially set out to find a larger canning pot & metal rack, but since I don't think I'll be canning all that much, I decided on a less costly option. It actually works great & stores away easily.
Apparently it's not a good idea to sit your crockpot on top of the seam where your laminate countertops connect. Oops.
And as if 8 pints of apple butter wasn't enough. I also whipped up some pumpkin butter.