Apple Butter

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds apples such as Gravenstein, Elstar, or McIntosh
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup apple juice or water
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

1. Peel, quarter, and core apples.

2. In a 6- to 8-quart pan, combine apples and juice. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples are very soft when pressed, 20 to 30 minutes.

3. In a blender or food processor, purée apple...

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Variations on Apple Butter

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    • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
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    • 1/2 t allspice
    • 1 t ground cloves
    • 2 t cinnamon
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    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
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