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Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Butter

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours

Makes

2 cups

You can spread this apple butter on thick and still enjoy a breakfast that's thin on calories. For a smoother texture, use tender varieties such as McIntosh or Cortland apples. —Diane Widmer, Blue Island, Illinois
Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Butter Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple cider or juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 medium apples, peeled and quartered (3 pounds)

Directions

  1. Place the apple juice, sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a blender; cover and process until blended. Adding 3-4 apple pieces at a time, cover and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. Uncover and cook 1 to 1-1/2 hours longer or until thickened. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 46 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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