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Stovetop Apple Butter

I don’t know about you, but fall is settling in nicely around us. I have to say, I love fall… the colours, the smells, the flavours… the attire! Everything about the season has me kicking my heels up and taking a million Instagram pictures of my feet in leaves (ha ha ha ha just kidding).

I don’t know about you, but fall is settling in nicely around us. I have to say, I love fall… the colours, the smells, the flavours… the attire! Everything about the season has me kicking my heels up and taking a million Instagram pictures of my feet in leaves (ha ha ha h just kidding). I love getting out with the family this time of year since we typically don’t need hats, sunscreen, and shade. We can simply walk and enjoy nature all around us. That’s where this delicious recipe comes into play. Apple Butter is the latest addiction I’ve created in our home. It pairs perfectly with the Apple Cinnamon Waffles I created and shared with you earlier this week for #WaffleWeek2017. You can also enjoy it on top toast, serve a huge dollop over yogurt topped with granola, or just eat it by the bowlful. With the natural sugars in apples, and along with he brown sugar in this recipe, I felt water was a safer bet to help this mixture, but feel free to substitute apple cider or apple juice. Either would work! Make this, and be prepared to have your family hovering in the kitchen asking when it’s ready…

Stovetop Apple Butter

Literally this is fall in a bowl. The best way to enjoy the fall season is enjoying this apple butter on toast, waffles, pancakes, or even as a dip with cinnamon pita chips!
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:3 hrs

Ingredients

  • 10 Gala Apples
  • 5 Jazz Apples
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 cups Water

Instructions

  • Cube apples, leaving skins on. Add the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and water to a large dutch oven and stir until mixed together.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to low heat. Allow mixture to simmer for 3 hours, stirring every 20 minutes or so.
  • Remove from heat and using a hand mixer puree the mixture until smooth (I like leaving a few small chunks and the skin in to add a little texture to the dish).
  • Serve warm over waffles, toast, or in a bowl with a spoon!

Notes

Freeze It: Once cooled completely, you can fill medium sized freezer bags and lay flat in the freezer. Defrost in the fridge.
Servings: 8 cups

This always makes me reminisce about fall. Apples, cinnamon, cozy sweaters… AH! I just can’t get enough! What is your favourite season and how do you remember it by?

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18 Comments

  1. Apple season is on! I’m so doing this soon, looks lovely! I’ve never heard of “jazz” apple before, you think “pink lady” apples would do a great job for this recipe? I’m living abroad…

    1. Yea you could use pink lady for sure 🙂 you really want to just create a mixture of apples, not just the same type so you get a mixture of sweet & tart!

  2. This will be the year I make apple butter! I love the idea of a big dollop on my oatmeal. 😊 The recipe looks perfect. I think I’ll try it in my Instant Pot. 👍

  3. Love Apple Butter! I made some last year and spiced it up with some home grown sage,(just search apple butter on the Earth, Food, and Fire Blog for my variation). I always put it on toast, but on waffles!!! Even Better! Can’t wait to make another batch this year i just opened the last jar and am carefully rationing it! haha

  4. This brings back so many memories for me. The fragrance of Apple Butter simmering when I was a child is still a strong food memory. My Mom made hers on the stovetop as well. I love that you used a variety of apples in your recipe. And I love that spoon!

  5. I lived in West Virginia for 18 months about 10 years ago, they love apple butter down there. Slather it on a buttermilk biscuit and you are all set. I have a few jars I made last year in my pantry. This recipe sounds so easy and tasty!

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