Friday, November 8, 2013

Apple Butter

This is my favorite apple butter recipe of all. It is from the book Preserving the Harvest. I have blogged about it before at this link.

10 large tart apples
2 cups apple cider
3-5 cups sugar
3/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground all-spice
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg


1. Wash, core & quarter apples.

2. Combine apples and cider in oven safe pot on top of stove.

3. Cook slowly in cider until tender.

4. Blend in batches in the blender.

5. Return mixture to pot.
6. Add sugar and spices and stir to combine.
Place in oven.

7. Cook in 350°F oven, stirring often. Test for desired thickness by spooning mixture onto a cold plate. If no liquid oozes around edges, it is thick enough.
8. Ladle into jars. Process 10 minutes or freeze.

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