Apple Butter

Embrace the comforting flavors of fall with this homemade Apple Butter recipe. Perfectly capturing the essence of ripe apples and warm spices, this velvety spread is a versatile addition to your pantry. Enjoy it on toast, swirled into yogurt, or as a flavorful ingredient in various recipes.


(Yields about 3 cups):

6-7 medium apples, peeled, cored, and chopped

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon each of ground cloves, nutmeg, and allspice

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cook the Apples:

In a large pot, combine apples, both sugars, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.

Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and sugars dissolve.

Simmer and Blend:

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes until thickened.

Use an immersion or regular blender to puree the apples until smooth.

Add Flavorful Touches:

Stir in lemon juice and vanilla extract to enhance the tangy and aromatic notes.

Store and Enjoy:

Cool the apple butter before transferring to airtight jars or containers.

Refrigerate for up to 2-3 weeks or freeze for longer storage.

This Apple Butter brings a taste of fall to your palate, reminiscent of apple-picking days and cozy evenings. Its rich texture and spice blend offer a comforting and nostalgic flavor. Whether spread on morning toast or used in recipes, it’s a delightful treat that warms the heart and pleases the taste buds.

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