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Homemade Apple Butter

October 23, 2010

When life gives you apples (or you bring home 20 pounds from the orchard) then make apple butter! Apple butter is pretty easy, and it is a good introduction into canning. In fact, you don’t even need to can it, you might go through it quickly. I made seven half pints, and I’m pretty pleased with this first try. Here is how the recipe breaks down.

Apple Butter

15 tart small/medium cooking apples
4 cups of apple cider
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp allspice

In an 8 or 10 quart pot combine apples and cider. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then puree in a food processor or blender. Return to pot. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook uncovered, over very low heat 1 1/2 hours or till very thick, stirring often.

Ladle into hot, sterilized half-pint jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jars rims; place lids on jars and screw on the jar rings. Process in boiling-water canner 5 minutes (start timing when water begins to boil). Remove jars and cool on racks. Makes 5-6 half-pints.

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  • Reply sara October 26, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    i was just thinking i need an apple butter recipe since we can’t stay away from the apple orchard this year. this sounds great, thanks for posting it!

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