How to Make Homemade Apple Butter
  • 10 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1 inch chunks (I used granny smith apples, but you can use red delicious as well)
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice (I used ½t nutmeg, 1t cinnamon and ¼t cardamom, ¼t ginger). You can play around with the spices to your preferred taste.
  1. Place the apples in a large saucepan with the cider.
  2. Cover the pot and cook for about 30 minutes over low heat, or until the apples are soft.
  3. Cool, divide into two batches, and puree each in the bowl of a food processor or blender. (I used my Vitamix)
  4. Pour all of the pureed fruit into a 13 by 9 by 2 inch baking dish, sprinkle with the apple pie spice, and stir well.
  5. Stirring every 20 minutes, bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for 2 to 3 hours, or until your apple butter is deep brown and thick.
  6. Cool and then scoop it into a clean jar with a sealable lid.
  7. Store in fridge for 2 days before using for best taste.
  8. It will keep for up to 2 months in your refrigerator.
  9. Makes 1½ cups.
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