In this recipe regular apple butter is given an earthy, sweet makeover with the addition of dried figs. This fig and apple butter is extremely easy to make in the slow cooker, but should be pureed once it is done cooking in order to achieve the right texture. Once chilled overnight, the butter will also thicken slightly.
5 apples, peeled, cored and diced
10 dried figs, stemmed and halved
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup honey
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pinch of ground ginger
Pinch of salt
- Place all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and stir to evenly coat. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-7 hours. Let cool slightly and puree in a food processor or blender until smooth.