Apple Butter

"I love apple butter, and this is a great recipe."
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2
Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
1 1/2 cups




  • Cut apples in quarters (skins, stems and seeds can stay on).
  • Place in medium saucepan and add water to cover apples completely.
  • Add cloves and apple cider vinegar.
  • Bring to boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer. Cook apples until soft, 15-20 minutes.
  • Drain water from pan. Transfer to a medium strainer or food mill. Push through strainer or mill, back into saucepan. You should have the consistency of applesauce. Discard stems, skins, seeds and cloves.
  • Add brown sugar and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for 2 hours to reduce consistency.
  • Add room-temperature butter and stir until butter is melted.
  • Pour into separate container and chill before serving.

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  1. Bonnie G #2
    I think what I love about this recipe the most is it doesn't make TO much, just enough that DH and I will have fresh apple butter for us, so need to seal and go through all of that prep work - specially since I don't have the supplies here. Very nice blend of flavors and fresh apple taste. Came out smooth and fresh tasting, and not to sweet. I've always loved apple butter but had never made it myself - now I know I can. Made for Everyday Is a Holiday January 2013


<p><img src= alt=width=320 height=234 /><img src= alt=width=160 height=160 /><img src= alt=width=160 height=90 /> alt= /&gt;I &nbsp;am an avid cook and baker. I have a Farmers Market stand where I sell breads and sweets. I am really enjouing my stand, as I get to make all kinds of breads, although the sweets are the big attraction! I am married to theworlds &nbsp;most wonderful man, have an aan amazingly &nbsp;brilliant child (of course I would say that!). &nbsp;In short, I am a verry happy, cheerful woman. Baking bread is my passion, but I love to cook anything.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have two great dogs, Jack and Lucy, a black lab and a boxer/pitbull mix, respectively.</p> <p>My rating system;</p> <p>5 stars= great, had fun making it and will make again</p> <p>4= made some changes as the recipe needed tweaking</p> <p>3= probably will not make again</p> <p>I will not post a 2 or 1 star rating, I'd rather post the review with no stars and share some possible fixes:)</p>
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