Apple Butter

Apple Butter
Ashley Noble

Apple butter makes a great holiday gift and is a delicious spread on toast or other breakfast rolls. 

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12
Servings
131
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Pounds  Gala apples
  • 1 1/2  Cup  water
  • 3/4  Cups  sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  nutmeg
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground cloves

Directions

Wash, quarter, and core the apples. Place the apples and water in a pot on the stove and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the apples have cooked down and look like applesauce. Stir occasionally. Pass the applesauce through a fine strainer and return to the pot. Mix in the sugar and spices and cook over low heat for 1-2 hours. Stir frequently. Taste the apple butter occasionally to see if more sugar or spices are necessary. This will depend on the apples and personal preference. To test if the apple butter is done, the apple butter should hold its shape when on a spoon for 2 minutes, the apple butter should not fall off a spoon when turned upside down, and when the apple butter is spread on a plate water should not separate from the butter. The apple butter should have a nice dark color. Place the apple butter in a jar and refrigerate. This apple butter will last for 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
33µg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
35mg
5%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
22mg
1%
Water
86g
3%

Apple Butter Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Apple Butter Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.