Turn Any Fruit Into Spreadable Butter In Your Slow Cooker

You've probably heard of apple butter, but almost any fruit can be made into a delicious, spreadable butter. You just need a bunch of fruit, a cup of sugar, a pinch of salt, some lemon and your trusty slow cooker. Photo by Karen Booth.

This is a fantastic way to preserve a big bounty of fruit, especially if you don't have any canning equipment at your disposal. The Kitchn has a great slideshow (linked below) that will walk you through the process, but it's not to complicated. Just clean and chop up 2kg of fruit, throw it in a slow cooker with sugar and salt, stir and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours, stirring every few hours and propping the lid open with chopsticks so steam can escape and the fruit can concentrate. Once it's done, stir in a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice, and blend it to a spreadable consistency.

How To Make Any Fruit Butter in the Slow Cooker [The Kitchn]


    so, you're making Jam. not fruit butter.
    who post this US shit without reading it first and localising. c'mon people, i feel like you arent even trying anymore. or is 'fruit butter' a try at a click bait title.

      Agree! Even the pic shows butter butter under the fruit butter (that's now a term to differentiate butter butter from fruit butter...)
      Now I'm off to eat my ham sandwich... it doesn't actually have any ham in it but that doesn't seem to be the point anymore... fortunately it's got butter butter and bread so that should be enough to call it a ham sandwich... put a bit of jam on it and I could call it a ham and fruit butter sandwich... I am a genius!!!

    Ummmm.... yeah....

    This isn't how to make fruit butter, this is how you make Jam.

    No its a fruit butter, Jams use pectin to form a gel around the preserved fruit, and are cooked quickly.
    Butters have no Pectin and often involve blending the whole fruit and cook down over a long time.


    The term fruit "butter" derives from its spread-ability. There is no butter in the product,
    then it would be a fruit curd

    Last edited 02/09/16 4:13 pm

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