Friday, November 17, 2023

Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Pear Apple Butter

 Salted Caramel Pear Apple Butter

Nothing makes it fall more than apple butter. This year, I took it further with my attempt at making it and tried this pear and apple butter.
Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Pear Apple Butter
3.5 pounds apples 
3.5 pounds of pears 
1/4 cup water
6 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
1 teaspoon sea salt
Place all ingredients into a slow cooker (6-8 quarts). Turn the slow cooker on low and cover for 12 hours. Mine cooked 14-16 hours. 
Use an immersion blender or I used my countertop blender and purred the fruit until smooth.
Then I put back into the crock pot and kept warm (low setting) for six hours. The butter cooks for around 22-24 hours in total. Adjust the seasonings to your liking and store in the refrigerator for 2-4 weeks or water bath process. Ladel the butter into hot sanitized jars (1/2 pints), leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
 *I added 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 3/4 cup of white sugar to this and then canned.
Recipe adapted from: Epicurious

Salted Caramel Pear Apple Butter

Salted Caramel Pear Apple Butter
 November is all about hunting. The perfect time to pull out this plate!

In Victory,

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