This Apple Butter Spread Vintage Homemade Recipe is a creative take on old fashioned cooking of an apple harvest for food storage in a homesteading kitchen. Delicious! Apple Butter tastes amazing on pancakes…
1 gallon sweet apple cider
7 pounds cooking apples, cored, peeled and quartered (tart or sweet)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Sugar to taste (optional)
1. In a large kettle bring cider to boil. Boil uncovered until reduced by half.
2. Add apples and bring to boil. Simmer uncovered, stirring often to prevent scorching, until the consistency of soft marmalade and dark brown, about 3 to 4 hours.
3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Ladle into hot sterilized pint jars, filling to 1/2 inch from top. Seal at once, then process in boiling-water bath 10 minutes. Serve as a spread for toast, breads, waffles or even pancakes.
Makes about 4 pints.
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