I never enjoyed apple butter from restaurants or found at grocery stores. I love this apple butter recipe, though. It’s really yummy. It’s great on muffins or toast, or even on a sandwich with peanut butter. I found this recipe in Stocking UP III by Carol Hupping, and have adapted it so that it’s organic.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 3 cups organic apple cider, homemade is best!
- 5 pounds organic apples, sliced thin
- local honey, to taste
Here’s How I do it:
- Put cider in a big stainless steel or enamel stock pot and bring to a boil.
- Add the apples slowly and carefully. Be careful not to burn yourself while adding the apple slices.
- Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Turn the temperature down so that the apples and cider can simmer. Stir frequently to prevent sticking. Add honey to the mixture to taste, if needed.
- When the apple butter has begun to thicken considerably, the apple slices will fall apart as you stir the butter.
- Put everything through a food mill, discarding the seeds, peels and stems.
- Place the mixture back into the pot and simmer until it’s a thick, dark-brown mass. This will take approximately 4 to 5 hours.