Supreme Apple Butter Recipe -
Supreme Apple Butter Recipe
  • READY IN 4+ hrs

Supreme Apple Butter

Recipe by  

"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."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 3 pints Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    4 hrs 25 mins


  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.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2007

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 serving size, 96 serv., will make 15 half-pint containers.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 01, 2010

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. The only apple brandy I could find was Calvados, and at $50 a bottle, it just wasn't going to happen!

Oct 13, 2005

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!

May 17, 2005

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 would suggest straining the apple mixture through either a fine/medium China Cap sieve, foley food mill or even a potato ricer to give it that perfect consistancy.

Dec 08, 2003

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 table for Thanksgiving dinner rolls!

Dec 28, 2006

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 change/add to the flavor (would have been ahead to drink it!).

Sep 25, 2004

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 family loved it, and I plan on making more to give as Christmas gifts. I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe unless it would be to double or triple it, because it won't last long. It's great on biscuits, toast or anything for that matter. Thank you so much for the recipe. It's a keeper, and I plan on making it for years to come.

Oct 11, 2007

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 it was ready for jars. Hubby says it's one of the best apple butters he has tasted. I agree.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

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

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

How to Make All-Day Apple Butter

Let your slow cooker make this irresistible apple butter for you.

Spiced Apple Chutney

See how to make a spiced apple sauce that blows regular apple sauce away.

Cranberry, Apple, and Fresh Ginger Chutney

This cranberry chutney has bite and isn’t as sweet as most cranberry sauces.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States