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Kentucky Apple Butter Recipe
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Kentucky Apple Butter

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"I bake and cook them in the oven for few hours or till the apple butter is reddish and thick."

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Original recipe makes 45 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Place apples in a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples are softened, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Press apples through a food mill to separate seeds, cores, and skin from apple pulp and transfer pulp to a bowl. Stir white sugar, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg into apples. Pour apple mixture into a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring and scraping sides every 20 to 30 minutes, until apple butter is red and thickened, 2 to 4 hours.
  5. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack apple butter into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.
  6. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 2 hrs 5 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 55 mins
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Oct 31, 2013

I followed the recipe but I never put this in the oven. Instead, I peeled, cored and sliced 5 lbs. of apples, 1 c. sugar, 1 c. brown sugar, 1/4 c. butter, 1 T. cinnamon and 1 tsp. nutmeg. I cooked this for about 2 1/2 hours stirring occasionally and then poured into my blender and blended this real good. Pour into 3 2qt. clean canning jars with rings and lids. Let the butter cool, and seriously this is closer to apple sauce then apple butter. Yummy Great for gift giving.

 
Oct 04, 2013

Thank you ELEANORAFA. I grew up in Kentucky and remember making apple butter with butter added, but after looking at many recipes I thought maybe I was wrong. Last night I made a batch of slow cooker apple butter (almost same ingredients as yours,) but it just wasn't right. I went looking for more recipes to see what I was missing and I found yours. I wasn't crazy! I added the butter to my batch and PERFECT! Thanks some much.

 

3 Ratings

Aug 17, 2013

very tasty

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

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

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