I just can’t go through fall without making at least one batch of all natural homemade apple butter.
Sure, you could pick up a jar at the store. But have you looked at the sugar content in the processed stuff?
With apples in season, they are perfectly ripe, perfectly delicious. No need for any extra sugar.
You could store this in the freezer for up to 6 months. But in our house it never lasts that long!
How to Make All Natural Homemade Apple Butter
- 3 pounds apples peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- In a large stockpot, bring apples and apple cider to a boil.
- Cover, leaving lid slightly ajar, and allow to boil an additional 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Run the cooked apples through the blender until the desired consistency.
- Return to stockpot. Add the apple pie spice and return to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer an additional 15 minutes or until thick enough to spread.
- Allow to cool before transferring to a jar.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
We like to spread apple butter on our morning toast or waffles. It also makes a good accompaniment to pork.