I love caramel and apples (see this Instructable, https://www.instructables.com/id/Caramel-Apples-1/)
but what I really LOVE is apples dipped in butter milk syrup. So why not make a dip, using a crock pot, apples and a modified butter milk syrup. This is what I came up with.
- ¾ cup butter
- ¾ cup butter milk
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla flavoring
- 1 Tbs. baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp cloves
- 5 cups peeled and chopped apples (your choice)
- Pie crust of your choice (https://www.instructables.com/id/Cookie-Pi-Crust/)
- Crock Pot
- Large sauce pan
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Rubber scraper
Turn the heat on the stove top to medium. In a large heavy sauce pan, melt the butter
and add the buttermilk (I have buttermilk powder which you add to water)
Stir with the rubber scraper.
While cooking, measure the spices into a small bowl, set aside.
Bring the sauce to a boil (usually for Buttermilk syrup you stop here) keep cooking stirring every once in a while to keep it from burning. The goal is to reduce the amount of water in the sauce so that it becomes thick. Cook for 23 (+/-) minutes or until it reaches 220°F. It should be reduced to about half.
Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and soda. Stir.
This should foam to about triple the size.
Pour the sauce into the crock pot and turn on Low.
Peel, core and cut up 4 to 5 medium size apples (this should make about 5 cups of chopped apples).
Pour the apples and spices into the crock pot,
stir and put the lid on.
Let the crock pot cook for 2 to 3 hours.
It can be served, warm or cold. I can also see this poured warm over vanilla ice cream. For dippers I made cookie pie crust found here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cookie-Pi-Crust/. Or you can buy a pie crust or use your favorite pie crust recipe. After I made this, my Hubby came into the house wondering where the apple pie was, because the house smelled like apple pie.
Oh my this is GOOD. Enjoy!
First Prize in the
Crock Pot Challenge