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Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter Recipe

One of my favorite cool weather treats is apple butter generously applied to a muffin or toast. Somehow, though, it’s a spread that I’ve never attempted to make on my own – until now. This Apple Butter, expertly adapted by the lovely Sarah Elliott, is one of the best I have ever tasted (store-bought or not). With just the right amount of sweet and just a hint of spice, it’s so good that I’ve already frozen several batches so we can enjoy it all year round. XXJKE

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Photos & Styling: Sarah Elliott


Apple Butter Recipe

  • Servings: 32 servings
  • Units:
  • Course: Sides


  • 5 1/2 lb 2 1/2 kg apples peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 cup 946 ml sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Place apples in a large bowl. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour over apples and mix well. Place in crock pot, cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Decrease heat to low; cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown. Stir occasionally. Uncover and cook on low for 1 hour longer. If desired, whisk until smooth. Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Cover and freeze.