There’s apple butter on my ceiling. That’s the issue with making any kind of fruit butter on the stovetop. That’s the beauty, I learned while making a second batch, of apple butter in the slow cooker. It’s never hot enough to burble.
This year I’ve been obsessed with mixed fruit butters, like this blueberry-plum, and couldn’t get the thought of adding fresh cranberries to my apple butter out of my head. It turns out that this is one of the prettiest and most flavorful of all.
What a way to enjoy this season of apples! This apple butter could not be any easier. Add sugar and spices to the slices of apples then let the crock pot do the rest. Preserve it to share with friends and to enjoy for months to come.