Probiotic Paleo Apple Butter
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Serves: 2 cups
  • 3 pounds of gala apples or other sweet apple (about 9-10 medium apples)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 packet of body ecology culture starter
  • slow cooker
  • mason jar
  1. Peel and core the apples and cut them into quarters.
  2. Place them in a slow cooker for 4 hours on high.
  3. After 4 hours the apples will be soft.
  4. Puree the apples using a blender or hand blender.
  5. Add them back to the slow cooker.
  6. Add the cinnamon and cloves to the pureed apples and mix until evenly distributed.
  7. Cook on high in the slow cooker for 1 more hour uncovered until thickened.
  8. Let cool to room temperature.
  9. Once apple butter has cooled to room temperature add 1 packet of culture starter to the apple butter and put it in a mason jar.
  10. Cover the mason jar loosely with a lid and sit on the counter for 2-3 days or until it's bubbly.
  11. Once air bubbles form in the apple butter it's ready to be refrigerated.
  12. Store in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Recipe by Fermented Food Lab at