Homemade Apple Butter

by on October 10, 2011

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Several of you commented about growing up making and eating apple butter on last week’s Chicken Sausage, Apple Butter and Fontina Panini post. As I mentioned, I had only just recently tried it for the first time. The idea of having a pile of apples cooking down with sugar and spices on the stovetop on a gorgeous autumn Sunday was too enticing to resist. So yesterday a new Apple Butter-making tradition was begun in my house.

Wow, this homemade apple butter was so much better than the store-bought version I tried last week. First of all, I preferred having the spices in there. Cinnamon, cloves and mace enhance the flavor of the apples so much. I also found the homemade version to have an appealing almost floral-like quality, which I attribute to the honey in the recipe. The house, of course, smelled amazing as it simmered away.

I hear that peanut butter and apple butter sandwiches are pretty divine – my kids will soon be the judges of that (we have a whole lot of apple butter to work through)!

Apple Butter

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. October 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm

looks fabulous!!
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2 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Peanut butter and apple butter sandwiches sound amazing! I have to try that.
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3 vanillasugarblog October 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Mmmm apple butter on buttermilk pancakes is the best.
Man I haven’t made this in ages–
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4 Chef Dennis October 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I love apple butter, its one thing that really takes me home and to my childhood! Thanks for such an easy and delicious recipe!
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5 Jeanette October 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Never thought to make my own apple butter, but it’s so simple, thanks for sharing this recipe!
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6 Diane {Created by Diane} October 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I am going to make this, my son LOVES it!


7 foodie @ tastingspot October 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm

this looks great… will give it a shot


8 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels October 11, 2011 at 7:37 am

I LOVE apple butter but haven’t made my own before. Yours looks soooo good, I’ll have to try it out! 🙂


9 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking October 11, 2011 at 10:02 am

I love apple butter and yours looks just wonderful, Kathy! What a delicious fall treat. Thanks for sharing.


10 I am LOVD October 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

I seriously cannot wait to try this!!!! I’m even thinking about packaging some in small jars giving away as teacher appreciation gifts this fall. Thanks so much for the recipe!
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11 Tanya - Three Square Meals October 11, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I LOVE apple butter! I have got to try your recipe.


12 naomi October 12, 2011 at 12:12 am

I love this. I’m embarrassed to say, I usually buy mine from Trader Joes. But yay, to having this recipe for next time. 🙂
naomi´s last blog post ..BaNilla Sandwich Cookies


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