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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
32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours


  • 8 medium apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  • In a large saucepan, combine the apples, apple cider, brown sugar,
  • molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until
  • mixture reaches a thick, spreadable consistency, stirring often.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in raisins and lemon peel. Cool to room
  • temperature.┬áStore in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Yield: 4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 49 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.