Gift giving has always come naturally to me. I know my friends and family so well that I am consistently getting people what they didn’t know they wanted. Apart from one time in my mid-teens when I thought my Dad would really enjoy a book about farts. Epic fail.
As I am very much a homebody, more so this year thanks to the pandemic, I have been looking for ways that I can make gifts (as well as supporting local businesses too of course), and my first venture into homemade gift giving came in the form of some scrumptious, creamy apple butter. Using Autumn Glory Apples just made so much sense for this recipe – you’re adding a few ingredients to build on the flavours that are right there in the fruit! Caramels, cinnamon, warm autumnal notes with a refreshing, crisp flesh. This set-it-and-forget-it recipe takes so little time to prep, you can free up a whole day decorating your Christmas tree, or however you choose to welcome in the holiday season.
10 Autumn Glory apples
1 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Peel and core the apples, and cut into 1” cubes. Dowse in lemon juice to slow them going brown. Add to the slow cooker.
Sprinkle on the spices and sugar and stir until the apple chunks are well coated before adding the vanilla extract.
Bake on a high heat for 6-8 hours, until the apple chunks are soft and tender. Turn off the cooker and allow it to cool slightly.
Using an immersion blender, reduce the apple mix to a smooth consistency before spooning into 8oz Mason Jars.
Apple butter will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Serve on warm biscuits, or add a spoonful to your oatmeal in the morning.
This has been a paid sponsored post. Autumn Glory Apples provided products, all recipes, reviews and images are mine.
Autumn Glory Apples are available now at your local Kroger store.