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Apple Butter

Apple Butter is yet another item you can't find in Finland, so I figured out how to make my own. Makes the house smell amazing too!

Apple Butter

Apple Butter


5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and sorta chopped
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt


Peel, core and chop your apples. Don't worry too much about the chopping part because they will cook down and you can blitz them later with a hand mixer. Toss all the ingredients into a heavy pot or slow cooker. Cover and cook on medium high heat for the first hour. Then turn the heat down to low for 8 to 10 hours. Take the cover off, blitz until smooth and turn the heat back up to medium high for another hour or until most of the liquid is gone. Spoon into jars or freezable containers and pop in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!

* Makes enough to fill 3 to 4 medium size jars.

Ingredients (minus salt)Ingredients (minus salt)

Toss it in a pot.Toss it in a pot.

Mix it.Mix it.

Let it simma down nah.Let it simma down nah.

Blitz it.Blitz it.

Eat it.Eat it.

My-Opinion My-Opinion 7 years 8 weeks
A friend of mine just mentioned some apple butter here online tonight so I had to come back to copy and paste this awesome recipe of yours!!
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years 8 weeks
I love Apple butter-thankyou for a homemade recipe!!
EevaN EevaN 7 years 8 weeks
Wow! Sounds delish!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 7 years 30 weeks
I suppose you could boil the jars briefly to seal them. :ponder: I'm no expert on canning though.
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 7 years 30 weeks
i made this last night too! it is FABULOUS! i jarred some of it and i'm going to give it to my neighbors :) is there a special way i have to seal the jars?
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years 30 weeks
I used Mutsu apples. btw
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years 30 weeks
I made this last night. I haven't tried it yet. :faint: But my house was smelling WONDERFUL!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 7 years 31 weeks
Good Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please come to my house and cook.!
Phasekitty Phasekitty 7 years 31 weeks
I mixed Gala with Granny Smith and it turned out very tasty :)
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 7 years 31 weeks
DR- that's what i'm planning on doing! i went apple picking today and asked the lady there what kind i should use for apple butter and she said that a mixture is good...i tasted winesap apples for the first time today and they're a little bit spicy - i think a few of those thrown in with some sweet ones would be a nice mix.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 7 years 31 weeks
Oh man, how did I miss this post?? I'm saving it to make some. I think I might make these and give them away as gifts. :)
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 7 years 31 weeks
I used Royal Gala apples.
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 7 years 31 weeks
so...what kind of apples did you use? there are SO many different varieties!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years 31 weeks
I just bought apples at the grocery store and I am planning on making it tomorrow. :feedme:
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 7 years 31 weeks
It's brown sugar, Jinx. PK let me know how it turns out.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 7 years 31 weeks
Twink- this looks amazing. I just bought a boatload of apples for this! :)
mominator mominator 7 years 31 weeks
I use a crock pot recipe and it smells delish while cooking all day. I need to find my recipe. I did not make any later year so there is no telling where I have put it. At least I have this one a back up :)
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years 31 weeks
awesome. I just went apple picking, well a few weeks ago, and still have a bunch to use up!!
Jinx Jinx 7 years 31 weeks
OMG, I bet it does make the house smell amazing! I like maple butter, so I think I would like apple butter too, I can't say I've tried it. I have to ask, what is farinsucker? :ponder: I never thought about you having no English on the packaging. Good grief, I can't imagine what I would bring home from the store! :rotfl: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Obama: You Betcha, My Friend!
JennaV JennaV 7 years 31 weeks
Thanks for posting this, Twinks! I have always wondered what the heck apple butter was.
SweetGeorgia SweetGeorgia 7 years 31 weeks
i usually jjust go to wal mart its great spread in a sandwich with peanut butter. or toast, or an english muffin. its low carb. They just had the apple festival last weekend here in Ellijay Georgia where we go to BJ Reece's apple house and enjoy scuppernong cider and apple cider doughnuts. yummo.
LaylaCams LaylaCams 7 years 31 weeks
Oh yum! I love apple butter. I'm so trying this!
karmasabitch karmasabitch 7 years 31 weeks
That could be it :ponder: It does taste buttery to me though :?
audreystar audreystar 7 years 31 weeks
Mmmm. this looks divine. :drool:
BustedLime BustedLime 7 years 32 weeks
I believe 'butter' in this context is simply referring to the fact that it's a spread. Peanut butter doesn't have any butter in it either. Sorry if I'm wrong and just spouting hot air, but I'm pretty sure that's all it is.