Rating: 4.58 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Honey adds an exciting element to this simple, lightly spiced apple butter.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
80
Yield:
10 cups
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Ingredients

80
Original recipe yields 80 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, boil the cider 15 minutes.

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  • Stir apples into the cider and reduce heat. Cover and simmer, stirring frequently. Cook 1 hour, or until the apples are tender.

  • Remove apples from heat. Mash with a potato masher. Stir in the honey, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Return to low heat and cook uncovered, stirring often, until thick. Transfer to sterile jars and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Nutrition Facts

15 calories; carbohydrates 4g; sodium 1.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (29)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2005
I'd make this again in a heartbeat! I did as the other suggested and used a quarter of the amount of allspice and cloves and half the amount of cinnamon. I made two batches (both tripled) and found the first batch to have way to much liquid so I added more apples the second time around. I still had to drain some of the liquid before pouring into my jars. I'd cut back a bit on the cider next time OR use more apples. I used a combination of Gala and Fuji apples and this recipe has a delicious flavor. My family and neighbors thank you!!! The honey is the perfect ingredient so yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2008
This recipe is overall a good recipe however the spices about blew me away. WAY too much cloves and allspice I would suggest as others have to reduce to about 1/4 of the recommended amount. (Even less if you grind your own spices like I do.) I wish I had read those comments before I made it! It's edible but a in small amounts LOL! I agree that the honey gives a it great flavor though and I will make this again with less cloves and allspice of course. Read More
(10)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2005
I'd make this again in a heartbeat! I did as the other suggested and used a quarter of the amount of allspice and cloves and half the amount of cinnamon. I made two batches (both tripled) and found the first batch to have way to much liquid so I added more apples the second time around. I still had to drain some of the liquid before pouring into my jars. I'd cut back a bit on the cider next time OR use more apples. I used a combination of Gala and Fuji apples and this recipe has a delicious flavor. My family and neighbors thank you!!! The honey is the perfect ingredient so yummy! Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2006
I thought this was pretty good. I used Golden Delicious because I had them left over and I used more than the recipe said because of the reviews. I also used a little less liquid and should probably have cut it down by more (a cup instead of half a cup). I still had to strain it a little. I also used only half the spices and only 1/4 of a cup of honey and it is still very good not overly spiced. I also simply used my hand mixer to blend the apples which worked great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2003
I picked this recipe because I wanted to make a sugar-free apple butter. I used pancake syrup made with "Splenda" instead of honey. It worked great except it was a little too spicy. Next time I will cut down on the spices. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2003
Everyone at my home loved this recipe and I plan to make it for Holiday gifts this year. It took a while to cook but not long to cool in fridge. The review prior to mine is correct: I'd cut down on the spices next time around. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2009
This is delicious!!! I followed other suggestions and used twice the apples and less spices. This is the best apple butter honey I have ever had and will taste great in other recipes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2008
I like the flavor of the apple butter and I really like the fact that it doesn't use sugar. My only issue and the reason i gave four stars instead of five was that it is a little to thin. I think next time I make this I will use 2 cups of cider instead of three. Has a great flavor though and you would never know there isn't any sugar in it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2008
This recipe is overall a good recipe however the spices about blew me away. WAY too much cloves and allspice I would suggest as others have to reduce to about 1/4 of the recommended amount. (Even less if you grind your own spices like I do.) I wish I had read those comments before I made it! It's edible but a in small amounts LOL! I agree that the honey gives a it great flavor though and I will make this again with less cloves and allspice of course. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2009
First time I made Apple Butter and it was delicious! I had some honey apple cider (some taiwanese brand) only added the apples and cinnamon (no extra honey needed because it was sweet enough already) and it's great and feels healthy as well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2008
Very first batch of apple butter and the recipe was just perfect (no white sugar) and so very easy to make. Apples fresh off our tree were used. Peeled and cored enough apples then pressed enough juice to make the butter. This recipe made slightly more than 1 quart. The tree is done for the year so I'm eagerly waiting to use some locally-grown apples this Autumn and make more of this delicious apple butter for homemade gifts this Christmas season. Better than storebought and very simple! This is a keeper for sure and for certain. Read More
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