Caramel Apple Butter

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
30 mins
4 hrs

This recipe is posted by request-original poster is Mimi Hiller.

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  1. Peel, core and chop apples.
  2. Add apples and water/applejuice into a large pot.
  3. Over medium high heat cook apples until just tender.
  4. Remove apples with a slotted spoon-puree using a food mill, food processor, whatever you have on hand. (discard fluid in pot).
  5. Return puree to pot.
  6. Add the sugar stirring well.
  7. Return to medium high heat-you want mixture to bubble.
  8. *Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently until butter is thick and has a spreadable consistency.
  9. Add the ginger, cloves and cinnamon, stirring well.
  10. Add the caramels.
  11. Turn the heat up to medium low, stirring constantly until caramels are melted.
  12. Ladle butter into clean hot jars leaving 1/2 inch head space. Seal.
  13. Process in a boiling water bath canner 10 minutes for pints, 5 minutes for half pints.
  14. *Using a frozen saucer place a spoonful of butter in center. If no rim of liquid forms, your butter is done.
Most Helpful

4 5

The taste was good but not caramel-y like I expected. The texture and thickness was very nice. It was time consuming when it only made 4 eight ounce jars. So I will be making another batch this afternoon and will double the apples, sugar and spices and add 4 times the caramels.

5 5

This is actually the 4th time I've made this apple butter. It is fantastic! I gave it to all my coworkers in our OB Department for Christmas last year, and when I said I was going to make it again this year I was asked to use bigger jars! It does make only half as much as stated, but the taste is worth it! The only change I made was to add twice the cinnamon. It is soooo good on toasted whole wheat bagels! My husband uses it as an ice cream topper! Each time I use the recipe, I have 2 pans (each with a tripple recipe) cooking at the same time so I can make enough to last throughout the year--it stores well in my pantry which is cool and dark!

5 5

I used another recipe to cook an apple butter using only brown sugar and cinnamon then added 20 caramels and very yummy indeed!