A baked apple butter made from ready-made applesauce. Spread on toast for a yummy sweet light breakfast.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
32
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a 2 quart casserole combine applesauce, sugar, vinegar, cloves and cinnamon. Bake uncovered for 2 1/2 hours or until mixture is very thick. Stir occasionally during baking.

  • Allow to cool and place in jars or freezer containers.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 20.1g 7% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 5.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2004
This is the best tasting applebutter I have ever tasted! I usually make up a big batch of this and place in canning jars for the perfect christmas gifts! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This is good for a quick recipe for gift giving but nothing can beat the old fashioned way for apple butter by cooking the apples for a long time. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2003
Very easy and worth the wait it takes to cook. Keeps well too. Lite alternative to butter or cream cheese and not like jelly at all! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2004
This is the best tasting applebutter I have ever tasted! I usually make up a big batch of this and place in canning jars for the perfect christmas gifts! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
I don't know what apple butter is supposed to taste for I've never had it before but this surely is a good healthy spread. What is more it only takes minutes to prepare. I'm sure the ones made in a slow cooker would taste even better but I don't have one and this is a great alternative. Gotta give it a try. P.S.: I stirred it every 30 minutes while baking but next time I'll do it every 45-60 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
WOW! This is really really good and so easy! I didn't change a thing except I cooked it uncovered in my slow cooker (on high). Made the house smell amazing! I may never buy apple butter again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2008
No it doesn't taste like homemade but with the main ingredient being a conveniece product I didn't expect it to. That stated this is absolutely delicious!! Ten stars! My whole family (including 9-yr-old Mr Finicky) loved it! I was trying to use up a large amount of leftover applesauce. Looks like I need to go get more now. Simple to prepare no exotic ingredients easy to store yummy to eat - perfect!! Oh and I took the advice of a previous reviewer and stirred every 45 mins. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2011
I omitted the cloves as I didn't have them. I also didn't have vinegar so I used bottled lemon juice instead. Definitely need to cut down on the sugar by at least 3/4 of a cup but otherwise nearly perfect. You can tell the texture is a little 'off' from your normally smooth apple butter but the taste is beyond amazing. I jarred and froze some for later. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
My husband loved this recipe. I will be making another batch today. I did make some changes. I use less sweetener and I also used 1/2 splenda brown sugar and 1/2 regular brown sugar. This time I'm going to try using splenda only as the sweetener since our family has a lot of diabetics. This will be a welcome additon to my basket of homemade birthday/christmas presents. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2005
I made this with my daughter's preschool class. Loved the fact that you baked it. I cooked down red delicious apples for it. I doubled the apple portion of the recipe and it seened like I should have cut down on the vinegar. Great recipe though. Teh house smelt great while it was cooking and had a great color when it was done. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2007
I was running low on my favorite purchased apple butter but it was locally made from a town 8 hours away too far to pick up at my local store. I saw that the ingredients were the same in this recipe so I went for it. I was looking for a recipe with applesauce since my baby decided he was no longer going to eat baby food so I had a freezer full of applesauce to use up. I am so glad this recipe was posted here! All the ingredients are readily available in any cook's kitchen. The only problem I had was that the casserole dish I used was too small and the apple butter cooked out and splattered all over my oven. Next time I may try someone else's recipe suggestion and put it in the crock pot all day. This recipe makes your house smell AWESOME! I tried some on a ritz cracker and I almost couldn't stop eating it. I look forward to making this recipe again possibly for Christmas gifts! I didn't think I liked apple butter but after making and tasting this recipe I am convinced that this apple butter is quite possibly the best fall food ever! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This is good for a quick recipe for gift giving but nothing can beat the old fashioned way for apple butter by cooking the apples for a long time. Read More
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