I bake and cook them in the oven for few hours or till the apple butter is reddish and thick.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 5 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
45
Yield:
45 servings
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Ingredients

45
Original recipe yields 45 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place apples in a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples are softened, 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Press apples through a food mill to separate seeds, cores, and skin from apple pulp and transfer pulp to a bowl. Stir white sugar, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg into apples. Pour apple mixture into a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, stirring and scraping sides every 20 to 30 minutes, until apple butter is red and thickened, 2 to 4 hours.

  • Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack apple butter into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 30 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 1.1g; cholesterol 2.7mg; sodium 8.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2013
Thank you ELEANORAFA. I grew up in Kentucky and remember making apple butter with butter added but after looking at many recipes I thought maybe I was wrong. Last night I made a batch of slow cooker apple butter (almost same ingredients as yours ) but it just wasn't right. I went looking for more recipes to see what I was missing and I found yours. I wasn't crazy! I added the butter to my batch and PERFECT! Thanks some much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2013
Thank you ELEANORAFA. I grew up in Kentucky and remember making apple butter with butter added but after looking at many recipes I thought maybe I was wrong. Last night I made a batch of slow cooker apple butter (almost same ingredients as yours ) but it just wasn't right. I went looking for more recipes to see what I was missing and I found yours. I wasn't crazy! I added the butter to my batch and PERFECT! Thanks some much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2013
very tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2020
very good and tasty recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2013
I followed the recipe but I never put this in the oven. Instead I peeled cored and sliced 5 lbs. of apples 1 c. sugar 1 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. butter 1 T. cinnamon and 1 tsp. nutmeg. I cooked this for about 2 1/2 hours stirring occasionally and then poured into my blender and blended this real good. Pour into 3 2qt. clean canning jars with rings and lids. Let the butter cool and seriously this is closer to apple sauce then apple butter. Yummy Great for gift giving. Read More