Supreme Apple Butter

Supreme Apple Butter

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"This is the ultimate apple butter recipe given to me by a former English teacher who loves to cook. It reminds me of fall and tastes heavenly. It's sweet, but not too sweet. It is just perfect. It tastes great on muffins, pancakes and vanilla ice cream."
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4 h 25 m servings 60 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a large saucepan, bring apple juice concentrate, apple cider, and Macintosh apples to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Stirring occasionally, simmer uncovered about 1 hour, until apples are easily mashed.
  2. Mix dark brown sugar, apple brandy, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves into the apple mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Transfer to sealed sterile containers, and cool at least 1 hour before serving.


  1. 82 Ratings

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I loved the taste of this apple butter! Really nice. (I did it without the apple brandy and used apple cider instead.) I also used a handheld mixer to make the texture creamier. The original...

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I expected out-of-the-ordinary taste and texture, given the ingredients list. But mine just tasted like the usual apple butter. To be honest, I had to substitute "Apple Jack" for the brandy. ...

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I loved the taste of this apple butter! Really nice. (I did it without the apple brandy and used apple cider instead.) I also used a handheld mixer to make the texture creamier. The original...

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 husba...

Very tasty recipe, but one can NOT stress the importance of watching it carefully throughout the cooking process. I followed the recipe religiously and badly scorched my first batch. Also, I ...

This recipe is wonderful. I subsituted apple brandy for apple cider because I couldnt find the brandy and it tastes heavenly. It is very popular in my house. Definitely something to put on the t...

Used a slow cooker-- on low for about 6 hours-- and it turned out great. Couldn't find apple brandy in our area so substituted regular brandy. Was a waste of booze, the regular brandy didn't c...

I was raised in the south where apple butter is big. This is by far the best I have ever eaten. It is delicious apple butter with a little kick from the brandy and the spices. Everyone in my ...

Very flavorful apple butter. I used core recipe. Left apple skins on, used brandy, tweaked the spices. Used raw apple juice from farmers market. Put in crock pot and when I got home from work...

i must say, this apple butter is So good. if you are looking for a recipe, this is it. i did what the other person said - used apple juice instead of apple brandy and it was WONDERFUL! thank you...

I give the taste a 5 and the texture a 2.5 - 3. The texture was more like a very thick applesauce than a true apple butter. The taste was wonderful after I tweaked the spices - just a dash of ...

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