Thursday, October 20, 2011

Easy Apple Butter

Traditionally, Apple Butter is made in a slow cooker and take about 12 hours to prepare. Thanks this techniques from Simple Recipes we found an alternative method that quick, easy and it cuts the time to roughly 2 hours. Here's our recipe for Easy Apple Butter.


2 1/4 cups of apples chopped

1/2 of an Asian pear chopped (optional)

1/4 cup of cider vinegar

1/2 cup of water

1/2 cup of sugar

1/4 tsp of cinnamon

1/8 tsp of ground cloves

1/8 tsp of mace

1 juice of a lemon + grated rind


1) Chop apples and asian pear

Cooking Stage 1

1) In a large pot, add chooped fruit, water and vinegar, and cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook apples until they're soft or for 20 mins. Then turn off heat.

2) Then transfer cooked apples to a blender. Blend, then add spices and blend again. Make sure everything is pureed.

Cooking Stage 2

1) Pour blender contents into a large pot. Leave the pot uncovered.

2) Cook pureed apples on low meduim heat. Stir constantly to prevents burning. Cook until it is thick and smooth, this should take about 1-2 hours.

3) Turn off heat and let it cool. The transfer contents into a glass jar, and refrigerate.

Viola! Quick and Easy Apple Butter ^^

- makes a 13oz jar

[ This recipe can be used for canning- to learn more click here ]