This delicious, caramelized spread originated in the Middle Ages as a method of storing apples without refrigeration. Arriving to colonial America, settlers gathered for an all-day affair of slow-cooking and stirring. The event is recollected as a romantic ritual, as girls had their choice of partner. The lucky lad soon became known as her favorite … at least, for the long winter. Thankfully, we’ve modernized with a slow-cooker and immersion blender. While at first glance the ingredient list looks similar to applesauce, a few key differences metamorpihize the spread into something richer, creamier and perfect slathered on toast, alongside your favorite cheese & cracker combination or topping pancakes.
Please note, you will need a slow-cooker and immersion-blender for this recipe.
Coat your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
Add apples, water and spices.
Cover and cook on low for 9 hours.
Blend cooked apples with an immersion-blender.
Remove the lid and cook on low for an additional hour, or until desired consistency.
Store in glass jars, covered, and refrigerated for up to one month.