Recipe By TITCH
Published Jun 3rd
Prep 20m Cook 2h 10m Additional - Ready In 2h 30m
Servings 5 cups Calories 96.4

This is a tasty recipe that I got from my mom. As a child, I used to eat it on hot buttered toast. It’s so easy to make, and it tastes great!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 4 pounds cooking apples - peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a 5 quart saucepan, bring apple cider and apples to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and, stirring often, simmer 10 minutes, or until the apples are very tender.
  2. 2 Sieve the mixture through a strainer or food mill, then return to simmer in the saucepan.
  3. 3 Stir sugar and brown sugar into the mixture. Simmer uncovered 2 hours, stirring often, until the mixture reaches a spreadable consistency.
  4. 4 Transfer to sterile containers and refrigerate or freeze until serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 96.4
  • Carbohydrate 25 g
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 0.1 g
  • Sodium 4.7 mg
  • Sugar 22.9 g


  1. I made apple butter for the first time using this recipe and it was fabulous! After reading other reviews of this recipe I decided to add 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. allspice and 2 c. extra apple slices and it turned out beautifully. Everything else was spot on! I used my Vitamix to process it - Read more ...
  2. I made this and did some adjustments. I made in my crock pot overnight. Used 2 cups of cider and as 3/4 of my 5 qt. crockpot full of apples. 1 1/2 c white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar.. cinnamon and nutmeg.. ( it was what I had) Cook on low over night.. in the - Read more ...
  3. 5 Stars! I tried this recipe today. I made it in my crock pot I peeled my apples and shredded them with a coarse blade. I only used 1 cup of apple juice 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup packed brown sugar. I put 1/2 tsp. Vietnamese cinnamon (Penzeys) This apple butter is to - Read more ...
  4. It was not very good it made a big mess and it was hard to make I WOULDN'T MAKE THIS AGAIN
  5. great taste but my apples must of been juicier because it took over 5 hours to cook down to the right consistancy. I only used 1 1/2 cups white sugar and I added some cinnamon and a touch of clove. Great flavor but took all day!
  6. Each year for the past 4-5 years I turn to this recipe; I have tweaked my review a few times and given additional hints. This year I want to add that I use apple juice with good results instead of cider. I have always added 2 tsp. of cinnamon and 1 tsp. allspice for richer - Read more ...
  7. Getting rave reviews from my family! I did follow the suggestion of another review and added 2 extra cups of apples and 2 tsp of cinnamon. My grandfather who is very particular about his apple butter enjoy it! YUMMY!
  8. Perfect! I added 2 extra cups of apples and some cinnamon.
  9. 4 stars because after 2.5 hours of simmering I still had a applesauce consistency so I reccomend reducing the apple cider down to 2-3 cups. Also not 5 stars because it would have been very bland except I used the spice measurements that the other review recommended. Once those spices were added the flavor is - Read more ...