Apple Butter Recipe Please?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by vfem, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I would like to can some apple butter... I have way more apples then I should have... as I over bought! [​IMG]
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Theres a recipe somewhere here for it..
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Haven't tried it myself, but it looked interesting!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=21566

    I have to add- my sister was giving apple butter every year for Christmas, to everyone- somehow it was never quite right, but we thanked her mightily. Last year, I found out the truth- she was buying jarred applesauce, cooking it down and calling it "Homemade Apple Butter"! [​IMG]
     
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  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:thanks! I was trying to find it for them... [​IMG]
     
  5. fasbendera

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    Ball Blue Book recipe

    16 med. apples (about 4 lbs)
    4 cups sugar
    2 tsp. cinnamn
    1/4 tsp. cloves

    Wash apples; remove stem and blossom ends; do not peel or core. Cut apples into small pieced. Add 2 cups water; cover; simmer 20-25 minutes or until apples are soft. Press through sieve or food mill. Measure 2 quarts apple pulp.

    Combine apple pulp, sugar and spices in a large saucepot. Cook slowly until thick enought to round up on a spoon. As pulp thickens, stir prequently to preven sticking. (If too thick, add a small amount of water or apple juice for desired consistency.) Ladle hot butter into hot jars, leaving, 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust two-piece caps. Process 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield about 5 pints.

    We taste it and add what we think it needs because all apples are different and all people have different tastes. My brother goes whimpy I go with the spice we both agree on not to sweet.

    You can always add you can't take it out so even with this recipe add half of the sugar & spice and taste and then gradually add the rest and even more until it is where you like it. Remember that the flavors do increase I think after processing and lets call it aging.
     
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  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I edited, but ya'll will get a laugh out of this!
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Now you know why I always say "Even down deep she's shallow". [​IMG]

    Sorry, hijack ending now.
     
  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    lol... its ok Ranchland... sounds like my mom actually. My sister couldn't do that, as she can't even boil water! [​IMG]

    I'm going to try this... I gotta do something with all this extra apples.
     

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