Apple Sauce to Apple Butter

After making tons of apple sauce, apple juice and apple deserts, I thought it was time to try something new – Apple Butter.  I found an easy, fool proof crock pot recipe for Apple Butter. Turns out I am a fool and messed up this great recipe.  My first mistake was using cider vinegar instead of apple cider (oops!).  After the first 15 hours the acidity wasn’t fully cooked off.  At that point I hadn’t realize my cider/vinegar mix-up yet, so I figured it just need a little more time.  My second mistake was leaving the mixture to cook for an extra night (oops!).  The next morning the apple butter was no longer acidic but it was too burnt to eat.  What a waste.
Later that week, after finally realizing what I had done, I decided to try it one more time with another batch of homemade applesauce.  This time it worked – even after I reduced the amount of honey and omitted the cloves!We use our apple butter on toast, pancakes and waffles.  It’s a thick, fruity alternative to syrup.Brought to you by the good folks at Fruit Share Winnipeg.

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