Apple Butter

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Apple ButterRecipe
Photography: Karry Hosford
Homemade apple butter is a cinch to prepare and is delicious when spread on toast, bagels, and more. 
4 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)


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4 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
1 cup apple cider
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground cloves
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
1 star anise


Combine apples and cider in a large stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, 30 minutes or until apples are tender.

Place apple mixture in a food processor; pulse 6 times or until chunky. Return to pan.

Stir in sugar and remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat 1 hour or until thick, stirring occasionally. Discard cinnamon and star anise. Cover and chill.

Note: Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Created date

November 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 76
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 19.6 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 40 mg
Calcium 7 mg