Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 5 hrs

You can also use other fruit beside apples and you can use the pulp in the jelly bag after the juice has been extracted.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place peeled apples, cider and vinegar in a large enamel pan and place in oven at 350 F for 3 hours or until really soft.
  2. Stir every half hour.
  3. Stir in sugar and spice.
  4. Return to oven for approx.
  5. another 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Stir every half hour.
  7. All apples are different and spices vary so much, taste for sweetness and spiciness and add more if needed.
  8. To test, spoon a small amount unto a chilled plate.
  9. It is done when no liquid oozes out from apple butter.
  10. You can pour hot into 4 hot sterilized pint jars and seal Or keep a quart jar in the fridge and freeze the rest.
  11. Note: You don't have to use the oven but if you do use a stove top method, watch it like a hawk, stir constantly and use a good heavy botomed pan.
  12. It will burn easily if you aren't careful.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe. It is simple, and tastes great. The taste is amazing, and you don't have to hover over it to keep the apples from scorching the side of a pan. I usually double or triple the batch because we get apples by the bucket from my husband's grandpa. It still turns out great. I think you would have to try to mess this recipe up. It is AWESOME!

jwhittington99 October 04, 2009

Oh little Chick! You are so smart! I do the same thing with the pulp! ie., grapes, strawberries, and plums, etc..., Love jam too! I could never throw away anything! I must have been a very poor pioneer in a past life! :) Such good info for new fruit users!

HotPepperRosemaryJelly October 13, 2008

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