Spiced Orange Apple Butter

Tammy Brownlow


I absolutely love apple butter. I wanted to try something different and orange was the first thing that came to mind. I always love the flavor of orange this time of year. It worked so well I thought I would share it with all my foodie friends.


★★★★★ 1 vote

About 2 pints
10 Min
4 Hr
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    apples, a mixture of your favorite
  • 1/2 can(s)
    undiluted frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tsp
    fresh ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 pinch
    ground cardamom seed
  • 1/2 c
    sugar for every cup of apple mixture

How to Make Spiced Orange Apple Butter


  1. In a dutch oven add peeled, seeded, and quartered apples with 1/2 cup water and frozen oj concentrate.
  2. Cool and puree in a food processor until thick. Measure back into dutch oven. Add 1/2 cup sugar for every cup of apple mixture. Then add spices and cook on low for 2 hours.
  3. Pour into sterilized jars and secure lid. Leave about 1/4 inch from the top.
  4. Process in boiling water for 10 minutes.

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About Spiced Orange Apple Butter

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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