No added #sweeteners needed in this simple and yummy #recipe! Just leaving #apples and pears to cook for a long time and allows them to #caramelize completely in their own #natural sugars.
Crock-Pot Apple-Pear Butter
Yield: 1 pound apple butter
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 16 hours
- 2 pounds apples
- 1 pound pears
- 1 tablespoon vanilla ghee
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup water
Special equipment: A slow cooker and an immersion blenderInstructions:
- Peel, core, and chop apples and pears into 1-inch chunks. Place in bowl of slow cooker and add in ghee, cardamom, and cinnamon.
- Stir to coat and pour in water. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. After 6 hours, fruit should be soft, tender, and easily mashed. Use an immersion blender to purée fruit, and then cover pot again with lid slightly ajar.
- Leave enough room for steam and moisture to escape. Cook on low for another 6 to 8 hours until fruit purée has reduced by nearly half, darkened in color, and thickened. Transfer to a jar and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.