This is the time of year I enjoy making Applebutter. I always go out to the farms and buy bags of apples. I make many different recipes and one of our favorite ones is Applebutter. We eat it on just about everything. Just a couple weeks ago I made some Applebutter and Currant Barm Bread for home and our Church coffee hour, it was gone in a flash. I am in the process of making more, my brother wants to take some home to VA. when they go home. So I have to make everyone happy including myself.
1Wash, quarter, core, and peel your apples. Cut quarter into thirds, place in large pot (dutch oven, or stock pot) Just depends on if you do the whole recipe.
2Combine Cider, Vinegar with apples. Bring to boil; reduce to simmer for 30 minutes, stir off and on. Using a straining spoon place apples into food processor or blender and puree. Add back into pot with liquid.
3Stir in your Spices and Sugar, bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer to Medium Heat, uncovered, for approximately 4 hours the liquid will cook down and the mixture will thicken. Stir often. There may be some foam form on top. You can remove the foam or stir it back in. I stir mine back in.
4Prepare your jars and lids (boil lids in pan), water bath in boiling water for 10 minutes (jars in bath and lids in sauce pan), or you can use plastic containers. With the plastic you can freeze it. Keep your lids in till you use them, dampen the rim and place lids on and screw on tight. Let set till cool and the tops pop, making a seal. You can add labels with name and dates.