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Recipe Name: Apple Butter/3 Methods Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/22/2014
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Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 10

16 Cup(s) Apple puree
1 Cup(s) Apple cider
4 Cup(s) Sugar, granulated
4 Cup(s) Brown sugar
4 Teaspoon(s) Cinnamon
This same recipe can be used to make apple, grape, peach, pear or plum
butters. In general use 1 cup fruit pulp to 1/2 cup sugar. Spice to
taste and cook slowly. To make apple butter, use tart cooking apples,
not the sweet eating varieties. If sweet apples are all you have to
use, reduce the sugar by 1/3 to 1/2. Wash, quarter and core the
unpeeled fruit. Place in a heavy kettle with just enough water to
prevent scorching. Cook until soft, stirring frequently, and press
through a food mill. Mix ingredients in a heavy kettle and cook over
low heat, stirring frequently, until thick. When ready, a spoonful put
on a plate should hold its shape and not 'weep' liquid around the
edges of the mound after sitting for five minutes. This usually takes
about two hours of cooking but can take as long as four, so plan this
project for a day when you have other things to do in the kitchen.
Don't try and hurry the process as the mixture can easily burn and
burned apple butter is only good for the compost pile. Stir
frequently, and if possible use a 'heat difuser' between the burner
and the kettle. Oven Method: Cook the fruit butter in a roasting pan
in a 250 - 300 F. oven until thick; may take 6 to 8 hours. Stir
occasionally. It needs less stirring this way but uses take much more
energy and can be awkward to stir. Crockpot Method: Put ingredients
in crockpot and cook, uncovered, for about 12 hours, stirring
occasionally, until it passes the test given above. When finished,
pack into jars per standard canning methods and process pints 5
minutes or quarts 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. Adapted from 12
Months Harvest, Ortho Books, by Linda Shogren Posted to MM-Recipes
Digest V4 #297 by on Nov 17, 1997

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 897
Calories From Fat: 3
Total Fat: <1g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 30.3mg
Potassium: 638.7mg
Carbohydrates: 232.6g
Fiber: 3.8g
Sugar: 222.8g
Protein: 1.8g

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