Apple Butter

READY IN: 1hr 32mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

My mom has used this recipe ever since I can remember. We make this together and have a wonderful time. I love this spead on bagels.

Top Review by Minetta M.

My husband made this recipe with a few adjustments. We used 3-5lbs of apples, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar all instead of the measurements initially posted, and added 1/4 tsp salt. Otherwise, he followed the recipe, which turned out great and very tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the apples and water to a large pot; bring to a boil.
  2. Lower the heat and cook 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  3. Mash with a potato masher.
  4. Add in sugars and remaining ingredients; stir to combine.
  5. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  6. Quickly pour mixture into hot sterilzed jars; filling to 1/4 inch from the top; wipe jar rims.
  7. Cover jars at once with metal lids, and screw on bands.
  8. Process in boiling water bath 5 minutes.

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