Crockpot Fig Apple Butter

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So much stuff is going on, I haven’t had any time to cook. I’ve been eating beef, brussels sprouts, and hot sauce for almost every meal. And drinking wine far more often than needed. Like right now. It’s been fantastic.

Every Monday night is now girls night in my world because The Bachelor is on and it’s fascinating. About 5 or 6 of us host a girls night once a week, make food for everyone, and drink wine together. Then we make fun of women who cry on television. It’s awesome. I mean, I know I’m straight up crazy and confess it to the world wide web daily, but at least I’m not crying over a male. At least on tv. I cry all the time over guys. Ok, not all the time. But more than needed. Having a vagina is rough sometimes. It makes us emotional creatures. Some feminist is going to hate me for saying that. Don’t care. Stickin’ to it. #b*tchesbecraycray. I’m so annoying.

But I can’t talk about crying anymore. I’m too excited about my upcoming trips. Let’s talk about them.

  1. Going to Boston this week for some cooking classes and cooking videos with Again Faster.
  2. Going to Austin for the Paleo FX. I’m doing a cooking demo! Meaning I will be my awkward self, sweating in front of many people. I need to look for baggy shirts for that trip.
  3. And going to the Dominican Republic. With 2 other ladies. OMGfun. These girls are fun both drunk and sober, so it should be a reaaaaaal good time. I plan on not even leaving the resort. Drink in one hand, book in the other. What should I read?!

That’s all I have planned so far. I know one thing, I need to be more tan for all these places. I want to go other places too, though. I’m digging this travel thing. Too bad I don’t have paid time off. Or benefits. Or any of that stuff. Meh, whatevs. Live it while you’re young, right? #thingspeoplesaywhentheyarepoorlikeme.

I’ll stop hashtagging things.

So if you did not see my post on Monday, you have to. It was absolutely delicious. It was the first and only recipe I’ve made with a Sous Vide because she so fancy, and I loved it. I’ve never cooked meat that perfectly. But don’t worry, I won’t be making many recipes with that kitchen appliance since it’s not something most people have in their house! And I’m a simple cooker. I like meat and veggies in a pan. And chocolate mousse. I really like chocolate mousse.

Any who, I created that recipe Sous Vide Paleo Recipe Showdown. Along with 11 other paleo bloggers. They spelled my blog name wrong on the showdown page, but I’ll forgive them. Since most people spell Juli wrong as well, I’m desensitized to that frustration at this point. So, while judges are trying out our recipes and picking their favorite, YOU can pick your favorite as well. YES YOU CAN. Go vote. Let your vote be heard in the paleo, sous vide, tx bar organics community. Each person that votes will be entered into a contest to win a SousVide or TX Bar GC for $200! OMGcool. Two winners will be chosen – one for each! Click here to vote now {CLOSED}! Voting will end FEBRUARY 4th.

I want to die in this cake. Literally face plant into this cake, eat a bite, then suffocate. Because I would die happy. I wish I was kidding.

Crockpot Fig Apple Butter

4.6 rating
23 reviews
PREP 20 mins
COOK 8 hours
TOTAL 8 hrs 20 mins

INGREDIENTS :

  • 20 dried black figs, stems removed, cut in half
  • 6 apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup honey (or other sweetener such as maple syrup)
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon (sounds like a lot, because it is, and it's awesome)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker. Mix well.
  2. Put the slow cooker at low and cook for 6-8 hours until apples are completely soft and almost mushy.
  3. Place ingredients (I did mine in two batches) in food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  4. Eat with anything. A spoon, on some banana bread, on a banana. Possibilities are endless.
  5. Store in refrigerator in a jar. Because jars are cute.

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INGREDIENTS :

  • 20 dried black figs, stems removed, cut in half
  • 6 apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup honey (or other sweetener such as maple syrup)
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon (sounds like a lot, because it is, and it's awesome)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker. Mix well.
  2. Put the slow cooker at low and cook for 6-8 hours until apples are completely soft and almost mushy.
  3. Place ingredients (I did mine in two batches) in food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  4. Eat with anything. A spoon, on some banana bread, on a banana. Possibilities are endless.
  5. Store in refrigerator in a jar. Because jars are cute.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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85 thoughts on “Crockpot Fig Apple Butter”

  1. This looks amazing! I have been obsessed with figs and my crock pot lately, so I will be trying this asap. Looking forward to seeing you in Boston for your cooking lessons this week!

  2. Looks like we go to the same food porn page every day. Howsweeteats.com causes me to literally drool over my keyboard. I have and love her at the same time.

  3. You’re going to DR?!!! Take me with you pleaseee!
    I miss my country! The beaches, the parties… I just miss it 🙁 [It’s only been 6 mths since the last time… smh] Lol
    Anyways. Enjoyy! 😀

  4. I’m just reading Tina Fey’s Bossypants right now. Because she’s funny. Funny short chapters – might be good for light travel reading.

  5. Book recommendation: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. Funniest. Book. EVER. You’ll thank me. Seriously.

    Can’t wait to try the Apple Butter – everything I find in stores is laden with sugar!!

    1. Good call, Liz! Such a funny book…along those lines, anything by David Sedaris, anything by Josh Kilmer-Purcell, “I don’t care about your band,” by Julie Klausner, Andy Cohen’s “Most Talkative,” and Mindy Kaling’s book, “Is everyone hanging out without me.” And if you want a really interesting bio, read “Furious Love,” about Elizabeth Taylor. Liz’s are awesome 😉

  6. When Jess posted that cake I so thought of you. Weird that you just linked to it.

    Sadly, I have no book recommendations as I’ve been reading books on booze lately. I guess that’s what happens when you are asked to make a cocktail menu and you do much more drinking of cocktails than you do making of cocktails. My favorite beach reads were always the Blood Dagger Brotherhood books though, but you don’t necessarily seem like that kind of girl.

  7. I just got back from the DR… we stayed at the Hard Rock…. un-freakin-believable! What an amazing location! Have tons of fun… and ton of rum… and don’t let the MamaJuana take you over! hehe

  8. The crock pot weirdly intimidates me – but I should probably get over that fear because this looks delicious. Also, pretty bummed there is no room left in either of your classes in Boston. Was really pumped to see that you were coming! Hopefully you’ll be back?

  9. What does a paleo eater put apple butter on? I love apple butter, but I haven’t had any since changing my eating habits. Not hating, just genuinely curious for some yummy ideas! I guess I could eat it with a spoon.

  10. Love all the hashtags + fig apple butter recipe! Can’t wait to make it! ENJOY Boston 😀 I love this city!! Where are you going to eat while you’re here?! I recommend Granary Tavern (I should preface this w the fact that I waitress there part-time + LOVE the burger – we also have great wine…) Anyways, you rock. Safe travels!!!!!!

    #makinglifemoreawkwardsince1989

    🙂

  11. oh this looks so good. i remember my days of scarfing down apple butter with crackers at trax farms. they had like 5 tables set up around the store with free samples of it so i’d take turns pretending each table was my first try.

  12. I live in Austin and have been considering checking out Paleo FX. Do you think it’s worth checking out? I’m still new to Paleo and Crossfit

  13. Book recommendations: Have you read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn? Twisted and terrific
    Any book written by Harlan Coben will be great- he’s my fave
    Is everyone hanging out without me? By Mindy Kaling is laugh out loud hilarious, as is Bossypants by Tina Fey
    Have fun on your trips!

  14. Have been afraid of figs but will def try after gym challenge is over. For books, anything by Chelsea Handler. So wrong but makes me laugh out loud! Enjoy the trips!

  15. Juli, I have been enjoying your blog for a while now. You have made my journey into Paleo so much easier and enjoyable! I love your recipes and your sharp wit! I live in Boston and hope you have an incredible time while you are visiting!

  16. Juli, how do you get the apple butter to thicken? I tried to make some but it seemed like it took FOREVER for the water to cook out. I eventually took the mixture out of the crockpot and cooked it down in a pan on the stove. I followed the directions, but maybe I did something wrong?

  17. I made this fig butter after you posted! delish! also…i gave a mason jar full to a cute guy at my CF box…have you tried feeding the men in your life? your always expressing your sorrows about your lack of dating life…food is the way to a mans heart…just sayin….

  18. True story, my fiance came home with an awesome paleo recipe he wants to try. He proceeded to talk about the website he got it from and the details of the woman’s life. This is when I discovered it was YOUR blog. We both have been secretly following your blog and not confessing it to the other! When I told him I bought your cook book, he was glad because he was thinking of getting it too! Thanks for being you!

  19. Here’s a book for you!! It’s so off the beaten path you can’t help but like it & is really interesting. Plus, it makes for some DARN good conversations, both sober & drunk:
    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach.

  20. Omg! You’re going to DR!!!! You’re going to love it…watch out for plantain addiction…this is their country of origin…my favorite green mashed w onions…yummm

  21. This looks amazing!! Next time you find yourself in New England check out New Hampshire it’s pretty much the forgotten state but I love living here it’s really beautiful and we have some good food spots :)… but Bostons way more exciting. Check out the North End and get a cannoli at Mike’s Pastry… soo worth the cheat!!

  22. I just had apple butter for the first time yesterday (26 years of my life wasted) and immediately fell in love. Now I see this post. God is good 😉

  23. this recipe sounds fantastic! I’m SO not looking forward to having to peel that many apples, though. This is where a boyfriend (especially one that is hungry) would really come in handy.
    Have you ever ready any of Chelsea Handler’s books? Shes hilarious. You should, if you haven’t yet.

  24. My good vacation reads are: Dirty Girls Social Club, Casual Vacancy, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, The Birth House

  25. I made it with dates because I did not have figs and used apple juice…It is delicious!
    Thanks Juli for the yummy recipes!

  26. I just made this and it’s AMAZING!! It’s delicious and the perfect texture. I used a stick blender right in the crockpot rather than the food processor. Also, I canned half the recipe in adorable 4 oz jars!! I’m not sure why I bothered since I’ll probably open them all this week–I wanted to see how hard it would be (I’ve never canned anything before). It was SO easy!! This would be an awesome do-ahead gift idea for Christmas or if I can control myself I could keep some on hand to take with me as a hostess gift for those last minute invites. Instant domestic goddess, BOOM!

  27. made this – delicious. used half of the figs cause my husband think dried figs look like caterpillars, and still turned out amazing. i love a recipe thats hard to screw up.

  28. I may or may not have made this the other day and eaten a crap ton (actual metric measure. Look it up). And then, when I was done with that, I may or may not have put some on a sweet potato with almond butter and DIED for a minute it was so good. I’m gonna go make some more of that. Probably right now.

  29. Alexandra Smith

    Your blog makes me pee. Like the good pee. Like the I laughed so hard I peed.

    It’s not weird I promise.

  30. I made this. It’s awesome! A friend gave me bags of organic green apples from her trees. I didn’t peel them because that’s the way I roll, and they were organic apples. I didn’t have any apple cider so I used Ginger People’s Ginger Soother instead. I used a stick blender in the crockpot. Then added some freshly grated ginger root. Yum.

    It’s great on Sweet Potatoes and makes a delicious marinade on pork.

  31. I just made this recipe exactly the same but no figs since i dont like them and it was sooo good. It was thick not like almond butter thick but thick just like an Apple butter should be. It was perfect. The cimmamon in this is like heaven. im getting ready to bake some of juli’s bananna bread to eat with it!! Thanks juli! I love you!!!

  32. From a Midwest girl that is pretty picky about her apple butter, this is amazing!!!! I just used my blender to blend it. Perfect texture! Nice and thick. Although I just scooped out all the fruit because after almost 8 hours there was quite a bit of water left and I didn’t want it runny. Thanks!

  33. I ran out of honey, so I used coconut sugars to replace half and let it cook more like 12+ hours. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly, and now I keep making excuses to go to the fridge with a spoon. I was originally looking for something to replicate my grandmother’s apple butter, but this takes the cake for sure. Sorry, Grandma!

  34. Thank you for the recipe! The cinnamon was took much so when I made a second batch I didn’t ad any and mixed it up with the first batch. The two batches made about 7 and a half 8oz servings for me. Gifting them for christmas 🙂

  35. This looks really good!! I cannot wait to try it! 😉 one question: have you ever tried canning this? Is it possible to can this at all?

  36. I. Am. In LOVE with this stuff!!!!!!!! So is my boyfriend, our friends, our family, & everyone else I made it for!!! You’re a goddess Juli thanks for posting a wide variety of delicious meals!!

  37. Hi! I just came across this recipe and it looks fan-freaking-tastic! Just one question: Is there a type of apple you would recommend over another (gala, Granny Smith, red delicious, etc)? Thank you so much 🙂

    1. Honestly, any kind will do with this recipe. I love Granny Smith so I may be biased but whatever is on sale. I think I used honey crisp for this

  38. I just made this spread today & it turned out amazing! I cut the honey down to 1 TB & added 1/4 tea of alspice, 1 tea cinnamon & fresh grated nutmeg. I also added dates. Thanks for a great recipe 🙂

  39. This recipe looks amazing and I am going to try it tonight. Can you tell me, when you say apple cider are you referring to apple cider vinegar, sparkling apple cider or apple juice?

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