Have you gone apple picking? Got lots of apples? Or, ready to make the best seasonal hostess gift?
This easy homemade apple butter recipe takes a few simple ingredients and creates a jar full of Fall flavors!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: Approximately 2 hours
Yield: 4; 4-ounce jars
Add all ingredients to a large and cook over medium-low heat, uncovered until the apples have become very soft, about one hour, stirring occasionally.
In a blender, carefully blend the mixture until a smooth pureed consistency.
Place the puree back into the pot and continue to cook, on medium-low until thick, velvety, and a deep mahogany brown color, an additional 1 – 1 1/2 hours. But, be careful to stir often or the mixture will burn.
Ladle apple butter into prepared canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch of headspace, and water bath can for 15 minutes when canning in pint jars (Complete Home Canning Instructions). Or, simply store in the refrigerator.
Rad Tip: Use your slow cooker to free up your time! Place all the ingredients from the start into a slow cooker set to high for 2 hours. After you puree, place back in the slow cooker and cook until the puree is thick, velvety, and a deep mahogany brown color, about 2 hours. *You will have to adjust your cook time by adding an hour to each step of the original recipe.