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A Beginner’s Guide to Apple Butter

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Butter Recipe
Photos by Jonathan Boncek

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yields

3 cups

    ingredients
  • 5 pounds apples, Fuji, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Gala, and Honeycrisp––go ahead and experiment!
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • Himalayan salt
  • Apple Suggestions
  • Fuji, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Gala, and Honeycrisp––go ahead and experiment!
steps
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Peel, core, and quarter apples.
  2. Place apples in large pot set over medium heat and add water. Cook for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to low.
  3. Cover and cook until tender, approximately 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour apples into blender or food processor (or use immersion blender) and purée until smooth.
  5. Add sugar, cinnamon, allspice, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Stir to combine.
  6. Pour apples into roasting pan.
  7. Place in oven and bake until thick, approximately 1 hour. Stir in salt to taste.
  8. 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.
  • Recipe By
    The Local Palate Test Kitchen

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