Amazing Apple Butter Recipe

Author Carrie Hill


  • 4 gallons Prepared Apples Gala Braeburn, Jonathan or Pink Lady work well, cored but not peeled
  • 1 gallon Sweet Apple Cider
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Allspice
  • 1/4 Cup Cinnamon


  1. Put sweet cider into your large canner and boil until it is reduced by 1/2.
  2. Add apples to the cider while it is boiling, then turn down to a simmer.
  3. Cook slowly until apples are soft, then put through your food mill.
  4. Return to the heat and continue boiling, stirring frequently until it reduces a bit and starts to thicken.
  5. Add the sugar and the spices.
  6. Cook until a spoonful on a plate remains a smooth mass that you can push around with a spoon.
  7. Pour into sterilized hot jars and seal with lids and bands, being sure to wipe edge before you put the lids on.
  8. Process 20 minutes for Pints and 15 minutes for 1/2 pints.