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Speedy Apple Butter

After I read an article in Country EXTRA about a church group in Tennessee that made apple butter, I thought I would share a recipe I’ve used for many years. This shortcut version only takes about a half hour to make, and it starts with applesauce. I make my own sauce from the Golden Delicious apple tree in my yard. I hope someone who just wants to remember the taste of “homemade” apple butter, but in a small amount, will enjoy it.
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Plum-Apple Butter

Plum-Apple Butter

Plum-Apple Butter

I look forward to cooking up this fruity spread each December, using the plums I picked and froze during summer.

Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Honey Butter

Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Honey Butter

Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Honey Butter

Even the finicky eaters in my family love these lovely muffins. The cinnamon-honey butter is a tasty accompaniment.

All-Day Apple Butter

All-Day Apple Butter

All-Day Apple Butter

I make several batches of this simple and delicious apple butter to freeze in jars. Depending on the sweetness of the apples used, you can adjust the sugar to taste. —Betty Ruenholl, Syracuse, Nebraska
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Fresh Plum Apple Butter

Fresh Plum Apple Butter

Fresh Plum Apple Butter

Use the season's freshest fruits to create your own spread for breads and crackers. This creamy, fruity butter is perfect for a warm summer day. —Nancy Michel, Lakeland, Florida

Apple Butter Mix

Apple Butter Mix

Apple Butter Mix

“I've gotten so many requests for my recipe that I started making homemade mixes and giving them away as gifts.” Anyone will be happy to receive this delightful spread from Jessica Willhite of Cusseta, Georgia.

Stovetop Apple Butter

Stovetop Apple Butter

Stovetop Apple Butter

The taste of homemade apple butter is worth the time it takes to make this delectable spread. My dad's family made theirs in the backyard in a big copper kettle over a fire of burning hedge wood. It took 6 bushels of apples, 60 lbs. of sugar, four cinnamon sticks, a lemon slice and about 9 hours of constant stirring to make 18 gal. of apple butter—about a year's supply! —Rev. Willis Piepenbrink, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Speedy Apple Butter

Speedy Apple Butter

Speedy Apple Butter

After I read an article in Country EXTRA about a church group in Tennessee that made apple butter, I thought I would share a recipe I’ve used for many years. This shortcut version only takes about a half hour to make, and it starts with applesauce. I make my own sauce from the Golden Delicious apple tree in my yard. I hope someone who just wants to remember the taste of “homemade” apple butter, but in a small amount, will enjoy it.

Spiced Apple Butter

Spiced Apple Butter

Spiced Apple Butter

This is a wonderful recipe to create a delicious spread for muffins, bread, and scones. It is so flavorful yet easy to make.—Antique Apple Orchard, Joe Brocard, Sweet Home, Oregon

Pumpkin Apple Butter

Pumpkin Apple Butter

Pumpkin Apple Butter

A few years ago, I decided to try my hand at canning. This first recipe I tried was such a success that I've been canning like crazy ever since! You'll love the truly autumn flavor of this apple butter.

Bill's Apple Butter

Bill's Apple Butter

Bill's Apple Butter

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

Mock Apple Butter

Mock Apple Butter

Mock Apple Butter

Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg mingle to create a mouthwatering blend of spices in this sweet apple spread.—Nannette Sharon, Tucson, Arizona.
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