This is a very good and easy recipe! Try it!

Apple Butter
Jackie Clay

18 lbs. apples
5 c. sugar(or to taste)
4 t. cinnamon
2 t. cloves
3/4 t. allspice

Wash, core, and quarter apples. Place in large stockpot and pour in enough water to nearly cover them. Simmer slowly for 1 1/2 hours. Put pulp through a strainer or food mill and pour back into large roasting pan. Add sugar and spices. Put in oven and bake at 300 degrees, stirring occasionally, for several hours. When thickened sufficiently, ladle into hot jars, leaving 1/2 in. of head space. Wipe rim of jars clean; place hot, previously-simmered lid on jar, and screw down ring firmly tight. Process pints or quarts for 10 min. in a boiling water bath canner.
Tip: You can also boil this down on your stove top, but you must watch very carefully as it will want to scorch as it thickens. Its easier on a wood range, as the heat is more evenly spread across the bottom of the pot.

Also : to tell if its done take a spoon full and put on a clear plate, if there's no liquid its done


  1. Yum, apple butter. :) Newest follower from things that make you say Mmmm hop. Hope you;ll visit my blog as well.

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  2. Yum! I have always wanted to try to make this. I love apple butter! Thanks for linking up to What Makes You Say Mmmmm!

  3. Oh this looks soooooo yummy!! I am going to have to try this one. :)