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Semi Homemade Apple Butter

semi homemade apple butter

Apple butter is well worth the time it takes to cook. Make a lot and freeze it for future use.

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  • 4 quartsServings


  • 3 quarts ready made unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 pounds sugar
  • 1 pound brown sugar
  • ¾ cup apple cider
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¾ teaspoon cloves
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 325.

2. In a large roasting pot, combine together applesauce, sugars, and cider and cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

3. Add nutmeg, allspice cloves and cinnamon. Mix to combine. Return to oven and cook 1 hour more.

Apple butter requires long, slow cooking. (Can also be made in a crockpot).
Can be frozen.