Monday, March 22, 2010

Recipe of the Week...Homemade Applebutter - YUMMMM!!!

I LOVE to cook, so I've decided to add a "Recipe of the Week" feature to my blog for those of you out there who enjoy cooking as well!  This week's recipe is for homemade applebutter, and it's DELICIOUS!!  My good friend, Robbie Rader, taught me how to make it many years ago, and I make several batches a year for my family and to share with others! It's very easy to do, and the jars can be decorated cute for gift giving.  These are GREAT to have on hand around the holidays for a last minute gift! Above is a photo of the batch that I made over the weekend.   Another perk to making applebutter is that your home will smell soooo good while it's baking!! Here's how it's done:


  • 4 - 16 oz. cans of applesauce

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

  • 4 cups white granulated sugar

  • 4 Tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 4 ounces "red hots" candies

  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients together in a large, oven-proof pot. Cook in a 300 degree oven for about 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. (DO NOT COVER POT!) Remove pan from oven and quickly ladle applebutter into sterilized jars to within 1/8 inch of the tops. Wipe rims with a damp cloth and quickly cover with sterilized lids and rings. Invert jars for 5 minutes, then turn upright again. (I use the inversion processing method in lieu of the boiling water bath method). Jars are sealed when lid centers don't pop up when touched.  

Approximately 10 half pint (jelly) jars. 

Enjoy on toast, english muffins, etc.  Also delicious drizzled as a topping over vanilla bean ice cream!!

Have a blessed day!


1 comment:

  1. oh i luv apple butter, i have it on my cinnamon raisin bagel for breakfast about 3 times a week


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