Pioneer Apple Butter, pictures of hot steaming kettles on a wood fire range race across the mind. It's true. This recipe was given to me from a sweet lady, Mrs. Crumb, who at the time was an amazing 87 year old lady. I had told her about an Apple butter recipe that I had tried and she scoffed at it. Then proceeded to tell me the true apple butter recipe she learned when she was about 12. It has stood the test of time.
Of course over the many years I have done the recipe I haven't changed it. It did indeed take hours of watching and stirring and cooking. Yesterday, I tried something I saw on a blog, doing the apple butter in a crock pot! I really don't know why I didn't think of doing this, but life just got easier, and I will over time be able to perfect the recipe with a crock pot....but I am happy to report, it works!
Have a great day!