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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Apple Butter

Homemade Apple Butter is the perfect spread for once the leaves change and things get decidedly more chilly. Packed full of those fall flavors we all know and love - plus it's homemade, does it get any better?
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple butter
Servings: 18
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 lb apples such as Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp or Gala
  • 1 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Prep the apples: Peel the apples and cut into 1-inch cubes, you should get about 9 cups.
  • Cook the apples: In a saucepan add the apples, cider, sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a medium and simmer covered until the apples are very tender. Should take about 20 minutes, stirring occassionaly.
  • Blend the mixture: Transfer the mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth. Return this mixture to the saucepan and stir in the cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla. Cover and simmer until thickened, for another 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Let cool completely then transfer to jars. You should get about 4 1/2 cups of apple butter.

Notes

  1. Recipe will yield about 4 1/2 cups. 
  2. Nutritional information is based per 1/4 cup.
  3. This condiment will keep for up to 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container in the fridge, just be sure to date your jar after you've allowed it to cool on the counter.
  4. Seal this sauce in an airtight container and it will freeze beautifully for up to 3 months! Just allow it to thaw on the counter when you're ready to feast.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg