All those apples that we put into the crock pot yesterday —
and let simmer over night now look like this
(and smell like heaven!)
The actual recipe is HERE – I doubled it for this crock pot.
Now, time to prep the jars…my dishwasher was full so I boiled the jars.
AND the lids and rings…
I spooned the crock pot mix into the blender to puree it smooth.
See the lovely bracelet that my daughter made me!
Then, put it into the clean jars…leaving a little room from the top.
Be careful – the blender will be HOT! Use a glove
Then place the seals and rings on the jars.
Put them in a large pan and pour enough water to cover them about an inch over the tops.
Bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
***If you SKIP this step –
the hot apple butter WILL suck the seals in when they cool –
but you still take a great chance of food poisoning.
Why take the risk when it’s a super easy 10 minute boil?
Remove them and place on a rack to cool.
I check the centers to make sure they are sealed.
The “white” stuff is from my water…it’s very hard (sigh).
After the jars cool, I take a lightly dampened microfiber towel and clean them off.
That’s it! You are done!
This should keep nicely for several years — if that lasts that long, LOL!
And yes. I knew you wanted to ask —
but the white shirt stayed perfectly clean!