Apple butter is a delicious spread, best described as a concentrated and spicier form of apple sauce, that goes great with just about anything! This recipe infuses it with cannabis!
This medicated recipe is also super easy to make, with the aid of your handy-dandy crockpot! Home-made apple butter trumps store-bought every time, as it lacks artificial preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup. You also have the freedom to create any flavor you want using apples of your choice – fuji apples make for a sweeter apple butter, whereas granny smiths, would be more tart. Experiment and come up with a combination of apples and spices all your own!
- 6 apples of your choice (fuji, gala, granny smith)
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon organic pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup cannabis-infused glycerin tincture
How it’s done:
- To begin, wash and carefully core all of the apples using a sharp knife. Next, roughly chop the cored apples into quarter-size chunks. Throw the apple chunks into your crockpot.
- Then, add the ground cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract to the slow cooker. Give the ingredients a good stir to ensure the apples are evenly coated.
- After, place the lid on the crockpot and allow the ingredients to cook for 4½ to 5 hours on low, stirring the apples once or twice throughout the cooking process.
- After this time has passed, remove the cooked and now reduced apples and add it to a blender. Drizzle in the lemon juice and cannabis-infused tincture and turn the blender on high – puree the apples until the mixture is smooth.
If your apple butter is light in color (ambery yellow) and resembles the appearance of apple sauce rather than that of apple butter, simply pour the smooth, medicated apple mixture back into your crockpot and cook the apple butter for an additional hour on high heat. While you do this, leave the crockpot uncovered and be sure to check and stir your mixture often to prevent burning. Remove the apple butter from the crockpot when you reach the desired color and taste – the ideal color for apple butter is a deeper, red-brown.
Store the apple cannabutter in a mason jar in the fridge and use within one week of making.
Enjoy the apple cannabutter in any numbers of ways: on a piece of toast, swirled into some cottage cheese or oatmeal, layered within a grilled cheese sandwich, paired with your favorite meats such as pork or chicken, or you can opt for my favorite way – eat it solo on a spoon!