How To Make Apple Butter, the Preserve That’s Perfect for Christmas

There’s something special about a bounty of sweet apples baked down into a rich, spreadable treat that’s infused with the warming notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, and any other spices that your heart desires.

How To Make Apple Butter

Apple butter is a sweetened, lightly spiced and concentrated apple jam that can be spread on a variety of goods, most commonly on toast. The texture is smoother than jam and thicker than applesauce – think of it as velvety, browned apple goodness.

What Is Apple Butter?

The basic method of making apple butter is to slowly cook apples in a pot over a long period of time at a low temperature. Finely chopped apples (peeled or unpeeled, it’s up to you) are cooked with various spices and most importantly, sugar.

How Do I Make It?

This gives the apple butter its rich, sweet flavour and dark brown hue. After cooking, if you are looking for a smooth, silky texture, go in with a handheld immersion blender or pass your cooked-down apples through a food mill or tamis.

How Do I Make It?

Apple butter is very versatile. You can use it in many different ways, similar to jams and preserves. Add it to toast, baked goods, or even experiment with it with our Sweet Potatoes with Apple Butter recipe.

How Do I Use Apple Butter?

No matter what the season is, apple butter will give you that warm feeling of autumn. While it is pretty easy to make, it is time-consuming and does require about six pounds of apples. That being said, there are quite a few options on the market if you are looking to purchase.

How Do I Use Apple Butter?

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