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Meal Type: Dessert
Total Time:
Cook Method: Stove
     Serving Size: 10 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A  0%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  0%Iron  0%
Potassium  0%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Apple Butter 3 Methods

Recipe Tags: Fruit Recipes

Date Added: December 03, 2009


16 Cups Apples sweetened
1 Cup Apple Cider (up to 1)
4 Cups Sugar granulated
4 Cups Brown Sugar (up to 3)
4 Teaspoons Cinnamon Ground
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1. This same recipe can be used to make apple, grape, peach, pear or plum butters.

2. In general use 1 cup fruit pulp to 1/2 cup sugar.

3. Spice to taste and cook slowly. To make apple butter, use tart cooking apples, not the sweet eating varieties.

4. If sweet apples are all you have to use, reduce the sugar by 1/3 to 1/2.

5. Wash, quarter and core the unpeeled fruit.

6. Place in a heavy kettle with just enough water to prevent scorching.

7. Cook until soft, stirring frequently, and press through a food mill.

8. Mix ingredients in a heavy kettle and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until thick.

9. When ready, a spoonful put on a plate should hold its shape and not 'weep' liquid around the edges of the mound after sitting for five minutes.

10. This usually takes about two hours of cooking but can take as long as four, so plan this project for a day when you have other things to do in the kitchen.

11. Don't try and hurry the process as the mixture can easily burn and burned apple butter is only good for the compost pile.

12. Stir frequently, and if possible use a 'heat diffuser between the burner and the kettle.

13. Oven Method: Cook the fruit butter in a roasting pan in a 250 - 300 F oven until thick; may take 6 to 8 hours.

14. Stir occasionally. It needs less stirring this way but uses take much more energy and can be awkward to stir.

15. Crockpot Method: Put ingredients in crockpot and cook, uncovered, for about 12 hours, stirring occasionally, until it passes the test given above.

16. When finished, pack into jars per standard canning methods and process pints 5 minutes or quarts 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 0mg per serving, low-fat with 0g per serving, low-saturated fat with 0g per serving, low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving and low-calorie with 0 per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Natural Sweeteners, Fructose Malabsorption, Apple allergies.
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