[CnD] Traditional Apple Butter

Marilyn Pennington m51pennington at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 15:48:24 EST 2018

Traditional Apple Butter

12 to 16 medium-sized tart cooking apples (about 16 cups chopped)

2 cups cider

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (add 1/8 teaspoon cloves first; taste
about halfway through the cooking time to decide if you want to add the
other 1/8 teaspoon.)

Core and chop the apples. Do not peel them. Combine apples and cider in a 3
quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on low for 9 to 12 hours, or until apples
turn mushy and then thicken. Puree apples in a food mill or sieve. Return
pureed mixture to slow cooker. Add sugar, cinnamon and cloves; mix well.
Cover; cook on low for 1 hour.


* This will keep several weeks in the refrigerator. You may also can or
freeze it.

* This is good on bread or toast. Or use it as a topping over ice cream. Or
try it as a filling for apple turnovers.


If you can't find apple cider, you can use applue juice instead.

Makes 8 cups.  Mama's Corner.


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