My mill-loaning friend, Ch, gave me this recipe as a suggestion for 'using up' some applesauce. I had never made apple butter. You can probably imagine that as an applesauce disliker ("hater" is too strong for how I feel about it), that apple butter might not be my favorite either. In fruit spreads, like other things, I prefer something to chew/crunch. But I have a houseful of family who isn't as picky, and who would enjoy a new option for toast and sandwiches.
4 quarts unsweetened applesauce
2 C sugar
4 C brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp allspice
3/4 tsp salt
Mix it all up and bake @ 250' for 4 hours, stir periodically. Add 4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (really!) and stir well. You can process this in a water bath in pint jars or it also freezes well. In theory this makes about 7 pints.
|Good theory, I guess!|
My friend added this note when she sent me the recipe:
"There is nothing sweeter than the apple butter days of autumn." - Linda Poindexter
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