Apple Butter

Apple Butter Recipe

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Jennifer Ellis


One of my favorite fall extras :)


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15 Min
1 Hr


  • 4 lb
    granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
  • 1 c
    apple cider
  • 1/4 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4-1 tsp
    ground cloves (i like to add a bit of apple pie spice if i have any as well)
  • (2) 3 inch stick
    cinnamon sticks

How to Make Apple Butter


  1. Combine apples and cider in a large stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, 30 minutes or until apples are tender.
  2. Place apple mixture in a food processor; pulse 6 times or until chunky. Return to pan. (you could also mash by hand by pushing through a wire strainer with the back of a spoon, then repeating the process until you get the correct consistency)
  3. Stir in sugar and remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat 1 hour or until thick, stirring occasionally. Discard cinnamon.Cover and chill.
  4. Note: Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 month. I like to save an old peanut butter jar that's been cleaned and sanitized.

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Course/Dish: Spreads, Jams & Jellies

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