RECIPE: Question about Crock Pot Apple Butter
I have it in the crock pot now, but I didn't read the directions before I started. Here's the recipe:
CROCK POT APPLE BUTTER
Enough apples to fill a crock pot
1/2 c. vinegar
3 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
Peel and slice enough apples to fill a crock pot as full as possible. The apples will shrink as the cooking process starts. Add vinegar to apples and cook on high for 8 hours and lower heat to low for 10 hours. After a total of 18 hours of cooking, add the rest of ingredients. Let cook 4 more hours. Put in jars and seal.
#1 question: I combined everything and set the crock pot on high before I read the part that says to add the sugar and spices after cooking for 18 hours. So should I just go ahead and let it cook for the full 23 hours, or start over?
#2 question: The recipe doesn't say anything about a boiling water or pressure cooker process. What little bit of canning I've done I've used the BW method for sealing. Is it ok to do this and, if so, how long should I cook the jars in the canner?