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Apple Butter

apple-butter

I got the idea for apple butter from a blog called Sugar Spun Run. However, since I used the leftover apples after steaming the apples for juice (see recipe), I did not need to cook the apples for 10 hours. Check out Sam’s description if you have to prepare the apples first.

Ingredients

3-4 kg peeled apples (I had 2,5 kg apple mash)

200 g brown sugar

150 g white (granulated) sugar

1 tbs cinnamon

¼ ts salt

¼ ts cloves

2 ts vanilla paste

Apple-scrap
Apple scraps from the stam juicer
Instructions

After steam juicing, my apples were nicely cooked down and just needed the spices. Here is a description of what I did with them:

  1. Pour the apple mash into a pot and turn on the heat for slow cooking (low heat not to burn)
  2. Mix the sugar and spices and stir into the apple mash
  3. Use an immersion blender to puré the mix
  4. Slowly cook the apple mixture until it has a thick consistency. I didn’t cook it for more than 30 minutes.
  5. Fill the apple butter into sterilised jars.
  6. For long term storage, cook the apple jars in water bath for 20 min.
apple-scarps-spices
The spices were added to the apple mash and mixed together
What to Use Appe Butter for

The apple butter can be used for baking or as a bread spread. Check this website for ideas. The taste of cloves reminds me of Christmas.

apple-butter-spread
Plain apple butter tastes like Christmas

See my instructions for steam cooking apple juice.

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