Apple Butter

Apple Butter Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

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.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Stove Top


  • 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


  1. Place 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.
  2. If freezing, pour hot apple butter into freezer containers, leaving 1/2" headspace. Cover and freeze.

Printable Recipe Card

About Apple Butter

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

Leave a Comment

15 Unique Watermelon Recipes

15 Unique Watermelon Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Our favorite summer fruit has been reinvented in these 15 unique watermelon recipes.

What's Apple Butter And The Best Apples To Make It With Recipe

What's Apple Butter and the Best Apples To Make it With

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Filled with warm spices, apple butter is a fall favorite. It's delicious spread onto a piece of toast for breakfast or it can be added to cookies, pies, and cakes...