Apple Butter

Apple season brings forth many delicious recipes and this is a good one.  My daughter-in-law, Shaina, makes apple butter every year and it’s one of my favorite treats.  She always goes the extra mile and decorates the jars with a cute little ribbon, making it perfect for gift giving.

Spiced Autumn Apple Butter


ingredients for apple pie - red apple, butter, flour, brown sugar, nuts and spices
ingredients for apple pie – red apple, butter, flour, brown sugar, nuts and spices

-8lbs of apples
-2 cups cider vinegar
-2 cups apple juice
-Colander/food strainer/food mill
-2 ¼ cups white sugar
-2 ¼ cups dark brown sugar
-2 TBSP cinnamon
-1 TBSP ground allspice
-1 TBSP ground cloves
-8 sterilized pint jars and lids
-Water bath canner

  1. Wash, peel, core, and cut apples. Combine apples, vinegar, and juice in a large saucepan. Simmer until soft (approx. 15 minutes).
  2. Run soft apples (should resemble chunky applesauce) through a food mill to even out texture. Return to the saucepan or crockpot and add sugars and spices.
  3. For saucepan- cook on low heat for 4 to 5 hours, stirring often. For crockpot- cook on low heat uncovered for 7 to 8 hours, stirring often.
  4. To test for doneness, place a spoonful of the apple butter on a plate. If liquid does NOT separate out at the edges, it is done. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour apple butter into sterilized jars and process.
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2 thoughts on “Apple Butter”

  1. Nicole ONicole O

    Looks good!

    November 13, 2016

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