6 lbs. Apples, cored, peeled, chopped
1-1 ½ C Water
1 ½ C Sugar
2 C Brown Sugar
1 ½ Tb. Cinnamon
½ Tsp. Allspice
½ Tsp. Ginger
There are few things that say Autumn better than apples. And what do we do with the abundance of apples? We make apple butter, apple sauce and apple pie filling. I must say that this post is missing a few “Pictures” of the steps. I thought I had gotten them all. But, lets face it….sometimes I am human and make mistakes. That being said, this apple butter is AMAZING and I have many people wanting the recipe or even wanting to buy the apple butter from me when I have it. Here is how I make my apple butter.
The first step is to wash the apples. Even though we will be removing the peels, it is always a good idea to start with clean fruit. I usually clean my sink out really well, then soak the apples in water with some distilled vinegar.
Depending on how juicy your apples are, you will add between 1-1 1/2 cups of water over the top. Place the lid on them and let them cook for roughly 12 hours on low. As the apples cook down, they will be easy to stir around.
After the 12 hour cook time, take an emulsion blender or a regular blender and blend the apples up. If you use a regular blender, be careful to not burn yourself. Maybe, even , allow the apples to cool down a bit before blending. Once they are blended, cook the apples for a few more hours with the lid partially off to allow some of the liquid to cook out of the apples. Cook for as long as you need to get the right thickness. Stir regularly. Once the apple butter is finished, you can process in a hot water bath canner, freeze it or use it right away. It will keep in the fridge for a while! I hope this apple butter recipe will brighten your day!