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Apple Butter

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 5 h
  • Makes: 4 cups (1L)

Ingredients

  • 12 apples, such as Royal Gala, Honey Crisp or Ambrosia
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 250 mL
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter 75 mL
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 10 mL
  • ¼ tsp salt 1 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Peel, core and cut apples into chunks. In a large Dutch oven set over medium heat, add apples, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and salt. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 min., until apples are tender.

  • Step 2

    Using an immersion blender, puree apples until smooth (or puree mixture in food processor).

  • Step 3

    Transfer mixture to slow cooker. Cook 4 to 6 hr. on HIGH, stirring every hr., or until mixture is deep amber in colour. Cool completely.

  • Step 4

    Transfer to airtight containers. Store refrigerated up to 5 days (or freeze up to 1 month). To preserve apple butter in canning jars, follow manufacturer’s instructions.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (2 tbsp/30 mL):
  • Calories 70
  • Fat 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 13 g
  • Sugar 11 g
  • Protein 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 20 mg