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
93
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.1g
0.2%
Sugar
20g
N/A
Protein
0.2g
0.4%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
0.8µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.7%
Vitamin K
1µg
1%
Calcium
9mg
1%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
2µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
0.1µg
N/A
Iron
0.1mg
0.8%
Magnesium
5mg
1%
Phosphorus
9mg
1%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Sodium
2mg
N/A
Sugars, added
12g
N/A

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