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Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs

This is the recipe my Grandma used to make. I've tried others with regrets, but this is the Best!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In an 8 or 10 quart pot combine apples and cider or juice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then puree in a food processor or blender. Return to pot. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook uncovered, over very low heat 11/2 hours or till very thick, stirring often.
  2. Ladle into hot, sterilized half-pint jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jars rims; place lids on jars and screw on the jar rings. Process in boiling-water canner 5 minutes (start timing when water begins to boil). Remove jars and cool on racks. Makes 5-6 half-pints.
Most Helpful

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My wife and I made this... Three quarts... It was gone within two weeks.ibelieve I ate a whole quart, myself... Wow it was good. Good on cornbread muffins too. Just like at Cracker Barrel

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Best Apple Butter recipe yet! I've been making Apple Butter for the over 30 years, and this is superb. I have submitted a correcting on the simmering time. I think the author meant 11-1/2 hrs., not 11/2 hrs. In fact I simmer mine for 2-3 days, the longer the better. 1 - 1/2 hrs. is NO time for it to cook down, it takes days.

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