Apple Butter on Turmeric Bread
This Apple Butter makes the house smell like a fall haven! I used my VitaClay to make this apple butter, but you can also use a standard slow cooker. The VitaClay is a clay pot that cooks food much faster than a slow cooker, and the clay is completely non toxic! I use it in many recipes for stew and soup as well. The apple butter is so delicious on our Turmeric Bread, and welcomes the fall like no other!
Yield: 6 oz.
4 lbs apples
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 tablespoon lemon
1/2 cup water
Place water in the base of a slow cooker. Chop apples into slices and place in the slow cooker as well. Stir in lemon juice and spices. Cook on high for about 6 hours in slow cooker, or 2 hours in a VitaClay (my favorite purchase of all time! See head note).
When complete, allow to cool and blend in a high speed blender. Return back to pot and allow to cook longer into a thick compote. In a standard slow cooker, this will take about 6 hours. In a Vita Clay, an additional 45 minutes.
When your apple butter is nice and thick, allow it to cool, then store in a jar in your fridge for up to a week and a half.