Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter Recipe
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 2 cups
  • Who can resist homemade apple butter on hot rolls or toast?


  • 2 lb cooking apples, peeled, cored, quartered
  • 1-1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Place apples and cider in large stock pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in sugars, cinnamon, allspice and lemon juice.
  5. Simmer an additional hour, until very thick.
  6. If freezing, pour hot apple butter into freezer containers, leaving ½-inch head space.
  7. Cover and freeze.


Apple butter should be of smooth consistency for easy spreading.

If apple butter is lumpy, beat with a hand mixer to reach desired consistency.