www.cooks.com that got lots of great reviews and decided to give it a shot. It didn't say what type of apples would be best, but I used a combination of Gala and Granny Smith even though I forgot to include them in this photo...about 3 pounds.
Other ingredients include...
3 cups sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
dash of salt
3/4 cup water or apple cider (I used apple juice)
If apple butter has too much liquid, remove lid and cook on high until thickened. Stir often to keep it from scorching.
Store in the refrigerator for up to six weeks or freeze for longer storage.
Now, when tasting this yummy goodness, I noticed that there was an extremely strong taste of the spices in my lovely butter. I may have...just may have doubled the cloves and allspice. I'm not really sure. I've never had homemade apple butter before and so I'm not sure if it's supposed to be this strong.
So....I'm asking for your help here. Do you make your own apple butter? Is your recipe different than mine and, if so, would you mind sharing it with me? I would love to try a different version especially from someone I 'know'. :)
An apple a day.....
Update: I tried the apple butter on some English muffins and it wasn't as overpowering as I thought it would be. It was good. If I make this recipe again, I'll have to pay close attention to how much of the allspice and cloves I add. :)
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