Washington State Apple Butter

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by internetnut

I have not tried this recipe. I got it from Everyday Health.

Top Review by LilPinkieJ

Very very good stuff! I love homemade apple butter and I'm so happy that it actually turned out for me. It was kinda goopy to push the apples through the strainer, but I'm glad with the results. I want to use an apple with a stronger flavor next time, like a Red Delicious, Pink Lady, or a Granny Smith. I will update when I have done so. Made and Reviewed for Election Eats - Thanks! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the apples, 3/4 cup water, and the lemon juice in a large nonstick pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high hear. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Push the apples through a food mill or strainer to puree and remove skin. Return the applesauce to the pot of water; add the cinnamon,cloves,mace, and brown sugar. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat until the mixture thickens, about 45 to 60 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Cover and refrigerate. Apple butter keeps in the refrigerator for 1 week. Freeze for longer storage.

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