This apple butter is amazing! I multiplied the recipe by 7, making 21 jars to give as Christmas gifts-I was peeling, chopping and cooking ALL day! The aroma in my house was incredible-my husband said he was hit by a 'wave of apple heaven' when he walked in from work. The only complaint we have is the cost of the apple brandy. To make 21 jars we spent $40 on brandy- it's great apple butter, but maybe I'll use 1/2 and 1/2 cider and brandy next time to cut our cost. I also changed the spice amounts- I reduced the ginger to 3/4 tsp., upped the amount of cinnamon to 1 1/2 tsp., kept the cloves the same, and added 1/4 tsp. nutmeg and two pinches of cardamom per recipe. Lastly, I chopped my apples coarsely, and think next time I'll chop them finer-or when the recipe says 'cooked until easily mashed' I'll mash them-the recipe wasn't specific about that. Thankfully, I had my boat motor (hand blender), and I just pureed it when it was all done cooking. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!
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This apple butter is amazing! I multiplied the recipe by 7, making 21 jars to give as...