Apple Butter

Apple Butter Recipe

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Cathy Gillespie


Can it be any easier? To cut down on some of the sugar try Splenda's brown sugar instead of regular brown sugar.

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2 lb
jonathan or laura red apples, peeled, cored, quartered
1 1/2 c
apple cider
1/2 c
1/2 c
brown sugar, packed
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
1 Tbsp
lemon juice

How to Make Apple Butter


  • 1Place apples and cider in a large stock pot. Cover and bring to a boil over med-hi heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in sugars, spices and lemon juice. Simmer an hour, until very thick. For easy spreading, it should be of a very smooth consistency.
  • 2If freezing, pour hot apple butter into freezer containers, leaving 1/2" headspace. Cover and freeze.

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About Apple Butter

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American