Apple Butter

Contrary to it’s name,  there is no actual butter in “apple butter”. The name “apple butter” simply comes from the smooth rich texture of this spread. I love putting apple butter on toast, or in my oatmeal in the morning. This might take quite a bit of time to cook but it is well worth the wait, and frankly no store-bought apple butter will compare. My recipe uses Truvia rather than sugar  for a lighter version, but you can use regular sugar or even honey to sweeten it.

Ingredients

8 Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples (peeled & finely chopped)

3 Teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 Teaspoons all spice

4 Tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend

Directions:

Place chopped apples in slow cooker with spices & sugar. Mix well and cook on high for 2 hours. After 2 hours mix with a whisk to reduce clumps. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 3 hours, stirring occasionally.  Remove from slow cooker and put into jars or containers , store in the refrigerator or freezer.

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