When I think about time at my grandma’s house growing up, I think about THIS amazing recipe! This quick and easy apple butter recipe tastes delicious and your house will smell ridiculously good while it’s simmering. I made it on a Sunday afternoon and it made my house feel so cozy and happy. When my Nanna emailed it to me, she mentioned that you could also cook this in the crock pot. I went ahead and did it on the stove but it would be really easy to throw all the ingredients in the crock pot. When I was making this (for the first time!) I peeled alllllllll those apple. It honestly didn’t take that long, but I realized you could totally skip this step since you are going to puree everything anyway. Although if you need some time with your thoughts, peeling apples is a nice way to do it. I had no idea what “cooking apples” were but a quick google search gave us a list and we used Honeycrisp apples!
- 6 lbs tart cooking apples (cored & quartered)
- 5 cups apple cider or juice
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- 4 cups sugar
- 1/2 teas cloves
- 2 teas cinnamon
- 1/2 teas allspice
- In a large pot combine apples, juice (or cider) and vinegar.
- Bring to boil, reduce heat, then simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Run through the food processor (You can also mash with potato masher and press through a sieve).
- Return to pot and mix in the spices.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 1.5 to 2 hours or until very thick. Stirring often!
While this quick and easy apple butter is not the prettiest (and definitely not fun to photograph) I promise you it tastes SO good. It is my favorite thing to put on toast! It makes a seriously yummy breakfast. If you’re into canning, this could keep for a while but in the fridge it will last 2-3 weeks. If you want to keep it longer you need to have really hot jars and really hot sealing canning type lids. It didn’t last long enough in our house for me to even think about canning it!
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