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YUM!! – Autumn Apple Butter Recipe to Share

Recipe courtesy of the Kielstrup’s Kitchen (Thanks Becky!!)

Start with 4# apples, quartered – do not peel

Hand-Picked Locally Grown Apples

Put in large saucepan with 2 cups water and 1 cup apple cider vinegar, cook until apples are soft. Then put the mix through food mill to make apple sauce like consistency. Transfer puree mix back to pot, add ½ cup of sugar for every 1 cup of puree.

Then add spices:

  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Zest of ½ of lemon
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground clove
  • Dash of salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg, if desired

Cook on stove top for 1-2 hours stirring consistently or cook on low in crock pot for 4-6 hours – but keep an eye on it! You are done when mix is reduced in half. It will thicken as it cools. Refrigerate final product or can for storage. Water bath can for 10 minutes.

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