Apple Butter

  • 8 Quarts freshly squeezed applesauce
  • 4 cups white or brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground allspice
  • Juice and zest of one lemon

Apple butter is a heavily spiced, concentrated applesauce.  It is delicious on toast or bagels or on roasted meats!  To make apple butter, combine all the ingredients in a heavy bottomed pot and bring to a medium simmer.  Cook the mixture until it is reduced by half.  Stir frequently to prevent it from scorching.  Fill sterilized 8oz jars about 1/2 inch below the rim and process according to instructions listed below.

Makes eight 8 oz jars or 4 pints.