Total Time
9hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 9 hrs

This is the apple butter recipe that I have been using for years. The apples are cooked with their skins on first so as to get the most flavor and nutrition from the apples.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook apples in water until soft; force through a colander.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook in a slow oven (275 degrees) for 8 hours stirring and scrapping sides of pan every ½ hour.
  4. Seal in hot, sterilized glasses.
  5. Makes 12 6 oz glasses. Note: 1 peck equals...approximately 10-12 pounds, or 32 medium apples, or 3-4 9 inch pies, or 7-9 quarts frozen, or 4 quarts canned So, I'd guess 10-12 pounds.


Most Helpful

I also increased the cinnamon. I put everything into a crockpot and left it overnight, for about 11 hours. Then I put it through the colander and canned it. It resulted in a wonderful apple butter! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

Pesto lover January 20, 2010

Very good! I used spartan apples for this, I also added in 1 cup brown sugar with 4 cups white and increased the cinnamon to about 2 teaspoons, I am hoping that some will make it to the freezer lol! thanks MG!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz October 27, 2006

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