Stolen Apple Butter


You know how sometimes food tastes better when someone else has made it? Well, I think these apples taste better just because we didn’t actually grow them…again, I would like to thank our neighbors for their delicious apples which hung over on our side of the fence!
After I made apple crisp, I still had about five cups of slice apples left over, so I decided to try making apple butter.
Basically, I put the apples into a saucepan, added a cup of apple juice, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and 4 cups of sugar.

I cooked it for about 1/2 hour, until the apples were really mushy. I have seen quite a few recipes that boil the apples all day, but I was on a time limit!

Then I used the blender stick thing (sorry, can remember what you call them) to purée the apples.

I let it boil for a few more minutes, and then poured them into my hot sterilized jars.

The apple butter was a little runny when hot, but thickened right up when it cooled…


It ended up making 9 jars. I now have a pretty stocked jam cupboard, ready for Christmas gifts! I just need to order some labels. I have been using masking tape so far.



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