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A Delicious Home Made Apple Butter Recipe

Mmmmm…This is fall season in a jar. It’s so warm, comforting, and delicious. It’s also really simple to make. These would be a great gift to give out to friends and family. Here’s what you’ll need to make this apple butter…

Delicious Home Made Apple Butter Recipe

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Homemade Apple Butter

Delicious Apple Butter

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 pints 1x


  • about 6 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider
  • 2 cups of light brown sugar
  • 1&1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves


  1. Place cider in the bottom of a double boiler
  2. Place the apple slices on the top, with the lid on, turn the heat up until the cider starts to boil, then reduce heat to low/med and let simmer
  3. Place lid on the pan, and simmer for about 15 minutes
  4. You should still have cider at the bottom of the pan
  5. Transfer apples to a bowl and stir in the spices, sugar, and cider from the boiler
  6. Transfer the apples to a blender, or food processor and blend until smooth
  7. Transfer the blended apple butter to a pan (the bottom of the double broiler you used before will work)
  8. Cook on medium for about 5 more minutes
  9. While the mixture is still hot, distribute the butter into mason jars, and add lids right away so the steam seals the jars



Once opened, store apple butter in the refrigerator for up to one year.

How do you know if apple butter has gone bad?

Check for mold and a bad smell. If you see or smell signs of either, then toss it out.

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Karen

    How should your apple butter from your recipe be stored? Does it have to be refrigerated or can it be stored on a shelf unrefrigerated? Also how long will it keep?

    1. Melissa

      Hi Karen. I’m sorry it took so long to reply. I’ve been sending kids off to school and off to college this week. 🙁 I would suggest that once you’ve dug into your apple butter, and broken the seal on the jar – store it in the refrigerator. Apple butter generally lasts up to one year stored in the refrigerator. Thank you for the question. I will update the recipe card with the information.

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