Mock Apple Butter Recipe
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Mock Apple Butter Recipe

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Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg mingle to create a mouthwatering blend of spices in this sweet apple spread.—Nannette Sharon, Tucson, Arizona.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 82 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat; cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Mock Apple Butter in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p37

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