Went apple picking? Got lots of apples? Make this easy homemade apple butter recipe! Just a few simple ingredients and so much delicious Fall flavor!
Apple Butter, apple butter recipe, crockpot apple butter, how to make apple butter
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 23 kcal
about 4 pounds apples
(roughly 9 medium-sized apples), peeled and cored
loosely packed light brown sugar
juice of half a lemon
(about 1 tablespoon)
Place the apples, apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a large pot, and cook over medium-low heat, uncovered, (stirring occasionally) until the apples have become very soft (about 1 hour).
Use a hand blender to puree the mixture (or ladle it into a regular blender in batches) until smooth.
Place the puree back into the pot and continue to cook, uncovered, (stirring occasionally) until thick, velvety, and deep mahogany brown (about 1 hour).
Stir in the lemon juice, transfer the mixture to jars, and keep refrigerated.*
*Apple butter can also be canned. Ladle into sterilized jars, wipe the rims clean, screw on fresh lids and submerge in boiling water for 10 minutes. Processed jars of apple butter will keep at room temperature for several months.
Makes about 4 4-ounce jars of apple butter.
A few more great topping recipes:
Homemade Apple Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 /32)
% Daily Value*
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.