I have been wanting to try apple butter ever since I heard about it. Apple butter is basically a concentrated for of apple sauce where the sugar in the apples caramelizes and turns dark brown. It gets its name from the fact that it has a thick butter like consistency. Apple butter is pretty easy to make. You essentially just simmer some apples, sugar and spices until the the apples start to turn dark and then puree them. In addition to being easy to make the apple butter is really good. The apple butter that I made is disappearing quite quickly.
- 10 apples such as Granny Smith (peeled, cored and sliced)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- Simmer everything in a pot until the apples are soft, most of the liquid has evaporated and the sauce is thick and dark brown.
- Puree the mixture.