Slow Cooker Apple-Pumkin Butter
Apple-Pumpkin butter is made in the slow cooker, developing a rich and deep flavor that screams fall. Perfect stirred into oatmeal or spread on pancakes, this apple-pumpkin butter is extremely versatile.
And did I mention it’s super easy to make too? Made over two days, it’s a fix it and forget it kind of recipe. The first day apples are cooked down into a simple apple sauce. The second day, the apples are cooked again but this time with pureed pumpkin, apple pie spices and maple sugar. The result is intoxicating. It’s like being drunk on Autumn… you’re house will never smell better.
A few notes: I use the entire apple forgoing peeling as that’s where so much of the nutrients hang out. Because of that, I highly recommend using organic apples if you can. I also use maple sugar as my sweetener because the maple is so complimentary to the other flavors. You can find it at Trader Joes or online. Any sugar or sweetener will work just fine if that’s all you can find.
I did a guest post on the Hamilton Beach blog yesterday, Every Day Good Thinking, where you can find the recipe in it’s entirety. I love my Hamilton Beach slow cooker like you wouldn’t believe. Check back later in the month for a giveaway! Have a great weekend, everyone!