Homemade Apple Butter

Delicious Apple Butter


  • 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.