- Do Some Core Work
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Peel, core, and quarter apples.
- Let’s Soften Up
Place apples in large pot set over medium heat and add water. Cook for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until tender, approximately 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Smooth Operator
Pour apples into blender or food processor (or use immersion blender) and purée until smooth.
- Add Some Spice
Add sugar, cinnamon, allspice, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Stir to combine.
- Time to Thicken
Pour apples into roasting pan. Place in oven and bake until thick, approximately 1 hour. Stir in salt to taste.
- Cool It Down
Let apple butter cool to room temperature and then spoon into mason jars or other airtight containers. Will keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.