Bill's Apple Butter Recipe
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Bill's Apple Butter Recipe

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Since retiring, I have more time to tend to our 75 apple trees and to experiment in the kitchen. I came up with this old-fashioned apple butter after some trial and error. The red-hot candies make it unique.—Bill Elliott, Urbana, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 3-1/2 hours Process: 5 min.
MAKES:128 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 3-1/2 hours Process: 5 min.
MAKES: 128 servings

Ingredients

  • 15 pounds early-season apples (Gala, Jonathan and/or Cortland), peeled and quartered
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 5-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup red-hot candies
  • 1 cup boiling water

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 92 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a stockpot, combine apples and vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Process in batches in a food processor until blended. Return all to pan.
  2. Add brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, salt, extract, cloves and allspice. Dissolve red-hots in boiling water; stir into apple mixture.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 2 hours or until mixture reaches a thick, spreadable consistency.
  4. Remove from heat. Carefully ladle hot mixture into eight hot sterilized 1-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  5. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 8 pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Originally published as Bill's Apple Butter in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p214

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 92 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

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