Mom & Carrie's Apple Butter

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Recipe by CookbookCarrie

my mom and I make this every year, and it makes a lot!!! We give it away as gifts, thank yous and we eat a lot too. It is really good on pancakes and waffles, or on your favorite bread or biscuits. The cook time is approximate as I always forget to write that part down!!! I'm including reducing time for the cider in the cook time. Any apples will work too!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put sweet cider into your large canner and boil until it is reduced by 1/2.
  2. Add apples to the cider while it is boiling, then turn down to a simmer.
  3. Cook slowly until apples are soft, then put through your food mill.
  4. Return to the heat and continue boiling, stirring frequently until it reduces a bit and starts to thicken.
  5. Add the sugar and the spices.
  6. Cook until a spoonful on a plate remains a smooth mass that you can push around with a spoon.
  7. Pour into sterilized hot jars and seal with lids and bands, being sure to wipe edge before you put the lids on.
  8. Process 20 minutes for Pints and 15 minutes for 1/2 pints.

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