Apple Butter - Grandma Style

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

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

Pastor Rob and Becca September 06, 2013

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.

bcjchapman October 26, 2011

AWESOME RECIPE!!! It tastes incredible....I let it simmer a little longer than recipe called for...but I did not have any problem with it becoming thick (as previous 2 reviews). I give this recipe two thumbs up! THANKS SO MUCH Zwerg!!!

matt.angela.gordon January 01, 2009

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