Homemade Apple Sauce and Apple Butter in a Crock pot

DSCN5825So what is the difference between apple sauce and apple butter?  About 5 hours and a cup of sugar.  When looking up recipes for homemade apple sauce and apple butter that is the only difference I could find.

For my apple butter I peeled and cored my apples, approx 6 1/2 lbs, added 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 cup of organic sugar.  The recipes I found said to use 1-2 cups of sugar to taste. I cooked on high for 1 hour and the rest on low.  The last hour I removed the lid. I then canned in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.  I am at sea level so if you are at a higher altitude you will have to check your time.

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For my applesauce I am used approx 6 1/2 lbs of apples, 2 tsp of cinnamon and no sugar.  If you use tart apples you may want to add sugar. I cookied this on high for 5 hours. I will put my jars water bath for 10 minutes.

Most of the recipes for applesauce say to use a mixture of apples for the best taste.  I used Ginger Gold from BJ’s and Pink Pearls from Space Girl Organics.  The Pink Pearls will add a beautiful color and flavor.

I really like the 4oz jars that I found at Walmart as they are a perfect size for just the two of us and to give as gifts.

My new favorite labels are from Garden Therapy.

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