Apple Butter Recipe

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Apple butter that can be altered in a pinch!

Apple Butter in jar and on bread
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Honeycrisp apples - peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and cut into small pieces

  • 1 cup apple cider

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • canning jars with lids and rings

Directions

  1. Combine Honeycrisp apples, Granny Smith apples, and apple cider in a large stainless steel or enamel-coated saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until mixture reduces by about half, about 20 minutes.

  2. Stir sugar and lemon juice into the apple mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking at a simmer until the mixture is very thick, about 25 minutes.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 10 minutes.

  5. 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.

Cook's Note:

To make a spiced apple butter, add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon allspice with the sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
0g Fat
45g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 134mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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