Apple Butter
3 1/2
cups
20 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 40 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

3 pounds (9 medium) tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, quartered

1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place apples and apple cider in 4-quart saucepan. Cover; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 25-30 minutes or until apples are very soft.

  2. STEP 2

    Place apple mixture in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade or 5-cup blender container. Cover; process 1-2 minutes or until smooth.

  3. STEP 3

    Return apple mixture to same pan; stir in all remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring often, 30-45 minutes or until mixture is very thick.

  4. STEP 4

    Serve warm or cold on pancakes, waffles, toast or warm breads. Store refrigerated.

Nutrition

40Calories
0Fat (mg)
0Cholesterol (mg)
0Sodium (mg)
11Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
0Protein (g)

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  October 14, 2016

I love this recipe it is delicious I enjoy it on toast and bagels for breakfast. This is a favorite!

— says Kathleen
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  November 08, 2015

After visiting an Amish restaurant recently, I was anxious to find a good recipe for apple butter. This one was excellent and everyone loved it. I did add 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves, but otherwise followed the recipe. I used Ida-Red apples, because I read that they are the best apples for this use. Jane

— says Jane F.
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  October 11, 2013

I doubled everything just becsuse I had a crockpot full. It was very tasty, tho I only put one cup of white sugar, and one cup of brown sugar my apples were sweet already and I did not want to ruin it by making it too sweet. Then I canned them using the waterbath method for 20 minutes. Now we can enjoy it for the winter months, I kept it in the crockpot for 6 hours on high to thicken it up.

— says Amy
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  December 23, 2008

I made this apple butter recipe for a family reunion. Everyone loved it and some said it reminded them of 'grandma's' butter. It was received so well, I was asked to make this for christmas presents. thanks land o lakes.

— says Geri
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  December 10, 2008

This was my first time making (and eating) apple butter. I followed the directions carefully, and it turned out great. It was very yummy.

— says Valerie
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