Now that fall is starting to make an appearance, I want my house to smell warm and spicy. Making a batch of slow cooker apple butter is the best way I know to permeate my home with the smells of fall. Apple, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves make me want to put on a chunky sweater and watch football. Well, almost. How about me get comfy on the couch with a good book while the kids and my husband watch football. That sounds better.
Apple butter is delicious spread on some toast, but also baked into cakes or muffins, on pancakes, even on vanilla ice cream. Making apple butter in the slow cooker is my favorite way to make a fruit butter. I think that the slow cooking really brings out the flavor of the spices. If you like apple, try making my slow cooker pumpkin butter.