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Apple Butter II Recipe

Apple Butter II

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"A baked apple butter made from ready-made applesauce. Spread on toast for a yummy sweet light breakfast."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a 2 quart casserole combine applesauce, sugar, vinegar, cloves and cinnamon. Bake uncovered for 2 1/2 hours or until mixture is very thick. Stir occasionally during baking.
  3. Allow to cool and place in jars or freezer containers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 13, 2004

This is the best tasting applebutter I have ever tasted! I usually make up a big batch of this and place in canning jars for the perfect christmas gifts!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

This is good for a quick recipe for gift giving but nothing can beat the old fashioned way for apple butter by cooking the apples for a long time.


23 Ratings

Jul 09, 2003

Very easy and worth the wait it takes to cook. Keeps well too. Lite alternative to butter or cream cheese, and not like jelly at all!

Feb 02, 2004

I don't know what apple butter is supposed to taste, for I've never had it before, but this surely is a good healthy spread. What is more, it only takes minutes to prepare. I'm sure the ones made in a slow cooker would taste even better, but I don't have one, and this is a great alternative. Gotta give it a try. P.S.: I stirred it every 30 minutes while baking, but next time, I'll do it every 45-60 minutes.

Sep 11, 2008

No, it doesn't taste like homemade, but with the main ingredient being a conveniece product, I didn't expect it to. That stated, this is absolutely delicious!! Ten stars! My whole family (including 9-yr-old Mr Finicky) loved it! I was trying to use up a large amount of leftover applesauce. Looks like I need to go get more now. Simple to prepare, no exotic ingredients, easy to store, yummy to eat - perfect!! Oh, and I took the advice of a previous reviewer and stirred every 45 mins.

Oct 04, 2010

WOW! This is really, really good and so easy! I didn't change a thing except I cooked it uncovered in my slow cooker (on high). Made the house smell amazing! I may never buy apple butter again.

Dec 04, 2005

I made this with my daughter's preschool class. Loved the fact that you baked it. I cooked down red delicious apples for it. I doubled the apple portion of the recipe and it seened like I should have cut down on the vinegar. Great recipe though. Teh house smelt great while it was cooking and had a great color when it was done.

Sep 22, 2011

I omitted the cloves as I didn't have them. I also didn't have vinegar, so I used bottled lemon juice instead. Definitely need to cut down on the sugar by at least 3/4 of a cup, but otherwise nearly perfect. You can tell the texture is a little 'off' from your normally smooth apple butter, but the taste is beyond amazing. I jarred and froze some for later. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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