Apple butter is not your standard applesauce, but oh, is it extremely delicious!! Cooking the apples for several hours is what sets the two like-minded apple dishes apart. Problem is, most apple butter recipes call for brown sugar and white sugar. Imagine that!? Two kinds of sugars when all it takes is honey or maple syrup. And when it is done, the apple butter is added to cinnamon rolls, muffins, pie, and pancakes. Gluten-galore!
Of course, Paleo enthusiasts are apt to find a way around everything. We make our Paleo pancakes from a mixture of sweet potatoes and cassava flour. We bake homemade muffins with coconut flour and, while Keto bread may be a thing of the future, we still indulge in a slice from time to time. However, in the very unlikely case that we can’t find anything to spread the mouthwatering, creamy apple butter on, there is always a slice of bacon waiting to be fried and used as a scoop. Solutions are out there, one only needs to look for them and they will appear. It may be worth mentioning, that Paleo apple butter pairs well with grilled pork chops, and a side salad too.
As an added bonus, when you simmer this apple butter for half the day, your home will smell like a scrumptious apple pie without the crust. Cinnamon-y, nutmeg-y and all-around exquisite. The hardest part is waiting until it chills to take a bite!
Slow-Cooked Paleo Apple Butter Recipe
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 5 lbs. Gala apples, cored, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and stir. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours, until apples are very tender.
- Remove lid during last 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool and purée with a hand blender.