Stovetop apple butter

28 Oct

Let’s be honest – as much as I love apple butter, I live alone, so making the large crockpot recipes often isn’t feasible unless I want to eat nothing but apple butter for a week. (Ok, actually, that sounds delicious.)

This is for those times when you really just want enough apple butter to get through the week – and not have to wait 12 hours for it to cook. Once you’ve made it, it goes on anything – bread, sandwiches, even in milkshakes (recipe to come later this week).

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Stovetop Apple Butter
2-3 large apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/3 cup apple cider
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch sea salt

Combine everything in a small saucepan, and cook over medium-low heat, covered, stirring occasionally, for an hour or until all apples are mushy.  Remove from heat, and blend until smooth (you can use a blender, a food processor, an immersion blender – whatever strikes your fancy). Try not to eat it all in one sitting.

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