Apple butter. I canned all of the apple butter using the boiling water method process for 10 minutes and ended up with five 8oz jars. In contrast to what the name implies there is no butter in apple butter. Depending on the sweetness of the apples used the amount of sugar may be adjusted to taste.
Making apple butter is a great way to preserve the fruits of an apple harvest. The apples cook up to look like applesauce and usually turn sort of dark and tastes great. Apple butter is a highly concentrated form of apple sauce produced by long slow cooking of apples with cider or water to a point where the sugar in the apples caramelizes turning the apple butter a deep brown.
The name comes from its smooth and buttery texture. Combine the apples apple cider brown sugar and 12 teaspoon salt in a large ovenproof pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Any highlighted clickable amazon link you see is an affiliate link that we may earn advertising fees on.
This is a very easy recipe to make and has always turned out really good for me. The thing about sugar is that helps thicken your apple butter. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees f.
I used about 5 tablespoons of coconut sugar so my apple butter was satisfyingly sweet. Apple butter is high in natural sugar so if you want dont want to add sugar then use sweet apples. Recipe calls for 4 pounds of apples no problem i weighed them.
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