Apple Butter Recipe

  • spread it on buttered toast
  • add it to bbq sauce
  • try it on a burger
  • top your pancakes or waffles with it
  • add it to your charcuterie board


  • 5 lb cooking apples
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


Combine the apples, cider, and orange juice in a large Dutch oven and bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft — 30 to 40 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat. In small batches, purée the apples and any cooking liquid through a food

mill. Return the purée to the Dutch oven, add the sugars, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Cook, still stirring, until the purée thickens slightly — about 10 minutes.

Reduce heat to low, partially cover, and simmer for 1 hour.

Transfer the butter to a clean jar and cool completely.  Store refrigerated for up to 1 month.

Author: LivingSpaces

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