Rating: 3.75 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Warmly spiced and easy to prepare -- this apple butter is always a tasy treat, especially on a slice of homemade bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
128
Yield:
1 gallon
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Ingredients

128
Original recipe yields 128 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the apples in a Dutch oven. Pour in the cider. Bring to a boil and cook on medium heat 30 minutes, or until soft.

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  • Press the softened mixture through a food mill. Continue cooking at a medium boil for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Mix in the sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Continue cooking over low heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Cook until the desired thickness has been attained. Refrigerate the finished apple butter in sterile containers.

Nutrition Facts

36 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 9.2g; sodium 1.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
This is the best apple butter I use this recipe every year. It makes about 8 -10 half pint jars maybe more. You need to cook it for at least six hours to achieve a spreadable consistency. Not 1 1/2 hours like the recipe states. Just use your own judgement. Also the best apples to use would be Jonathans Macintosh Honeycrisps and my new favorite Jonagold. This is the first year that I have used Jonagold for baking and everyone raves about everything that I have made using them. Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/05/2003
I was really disappointed with this recipe it didn't set up. I ended up with applesauce. If that is what you are looking for then it's pretty good. Read More
(27)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
09/05/2003
I was really disappointed with this recipe it didn't set up. I ended up with applesauce. If that is what you are looking for then it's pretty good. Read More
(27)
Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2010
When i do my apple butter i cook the apples & make applesauce first. Then i add the sugar & spices to the sauce put in a crock pot on high for anywhere from 12-20 hrs. To complete the evaporation process i use a splatter screen for the lid as to let the steam escape.Imersion blender to make smooth. No burning in the crockpot and when done thick enough to hold up a butter knife!! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
This is the best apple butter I use this recipe every year. It makes about 8 -10 half pint jars maybe more. You need to cook it for at least six hours to achieve a spreadable consistency. Not 1 1/2 hours like the recipe states. Just use your own judgement. Also the best apples to use would be Jonathans Macintosh Honeycrisps and my new favorite Jonagold. This is the first year that I have used Jonagold for baking and everyone raves about everything that I have made using them. Read More
(19)
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