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Apple Butter

Did you go to a picturesque small town to go apple picking and don’t know what to do with all the apples you paid for? Make some apple butter!
Course sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, butter, fall
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 3 cups
Calories 543kcal


  • 6 pounds Gala apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Spread the apples in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake, stirring and rotating the pan occasionally, until the apples are deep amber color and caramelized, about 2 hours.
  • Let the apples cool, then add to a blender with the cider vinegar, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Pulse until the mixture is pureed and smooth.
  • Remove to an airtight container and store refrigerated. Apple butter can be stored for up to 1 month.


Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 142g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 994mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 111g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg