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Apple Butter

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A delicious spicy preserve. Great on sweet scones and toast. I pot up in small jars (baby food size is ideal) and keep in the fridge when opened otherwise store in a cool, dark and dry place. Granulated sugar is ideal for this recipe as the pectin in apples is quite sufficient.


Serves: -

  • 1⅜ apples
  • ½ hard cider (or apple wine)
  • granulated sugar
  • cinnamon
  • ground cloves


Apple Butter is a community recipe submitted by Crafty Cookie and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Wash apples, remove any bruises or bad bits.
  • Cut whole apple (including skin and core) unto small dice.
  • Place in a pan with the hard cider or wine. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer until soft.
  • Sieve and weigh the pulp.
  • For every 1lb of pulp use 12oz granulated sugar, 1/2 level teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 level teaspoon of ground cloves.
  • Simmer gently stirring occasionally until a wooden spoon will leave it's impression in the butter.
  • Pot at once into sterilised warm jars. Place on wax disc, screw on lid.
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