Another Graham Kerr wonder! From his cookbook "Simply Splenda". In his words, "This is dense, thick and dark brown, just like my grandmother made. The apple peels are left on to add pectin." **** Cooks Note: Apple butter can be used in baking - can replace up to 1/2 of the shortening in many recipes. Add with the liquid ingredients. You may need to reduce sugar in recipes since the apple butter is already sweetened. . P.S. It's also wonderful on plain old toast or waffles!