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Apple Butter

Makes about 1½ cup
Course condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword apple butter, apple season recipe
Author Lokness


  • 2 pounds assorted apples (peeled, cored and cut into big dices)
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground cloves


  • Preheat the oven to 250˚F (130˚C).
  • In a large ovenproof pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, combine the apples, apple cider, brown sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer with a lid partially covered. Cook until the apples are soft, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla extract and cloves. Let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a blender, puree the apple mixture in batches until smooth.
  • Return the mixture to the same pot. Bake uncovered until thickened and reached your desired consistency, about 2½ – 3½ hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Once cooled, transfer to airtight containers and keep in the fridge up to 5 days.


  1. If you can, use a couple different types of apples. Some tart and some sweet. That would give a nicer flavor to the butter. I used 2 Rome Beauty, 2 Fuji and 1 McIntosh.
  2. Use creamy apples (like Cortland, Rome Beauty, Gravenstein, Golden Delicious) for better result.
  3. Apple picking guides: Read & Read
(Adapted from Foodnetwork)