Nothing says fall more than apple butter and apple cider! Check out how the folks at Slate Run Living Historical Farm make theirs, the 1880s way. Check out our 1880s apple butter recipe below, adapted for modern use.
Apple Butter Recipe – 1880s style
5 1/2 pounds apples (McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Cortland, and Northern Spy or a mix of any of these) – peeled, cored and finely chopped
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
Cover and cook on high 1 hour.
Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.
Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.