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Apple Butter IV Recipe
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Apple Butter IV

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"This is a simple, lightly spiced apple butter made with apple sauce."

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Original recipe makes 1.5 gallons Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 10 mins


  1. In a Dutch oven or slow cooker, bring to a boil the applesauce and apple juice. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Stir the mixture into the simmering applesauce. Continue simmering 2 hours more, creating a thick, rich butter. Ladle the apple butter into sterile jars and refrigerate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 30, 2003

ooh la la!!! What a great recipe and not that hard to make either!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 07, 2003

This recipe didn't work for me. It turned out runny and bland. I dumped it outside. :(

Dec 23, 2005

I made this with our homemade applesause that would be considered "chunky". All the apple butter experts in my family have given it rave reviews and have come back for more. Great recipe.

Jun 21, 2007

It was very simple which was nice. I could have done something incorrect but it did not thicen as much as I would have liked although the flavor was pretty good.

Nov 16, 2010

I must have done something wrong, its way to runny

Jul 06, 2010

Has a great flavor...did not thicken as expected and cooked it longer..don't know if I stirred it too soon, and I left the lid off of the pot, but did not thicken as it said.

Feb 08, 2012

This turned out GREAT! Anyone that has tasted it, seems to love it! Definitely will make again.

Apr 06, 2015

Never thickened....BUT saved the day by cooking some fresh apples in the "liquid", a few pulses in the food processor and all was good! Everyone loves it


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  • Calories
  • 45 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

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

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