People also ask
How to cook apples for apple butter?
Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until apples are very tender. Mash apples with potato masher or large fork. Cook uncovered on low heat setting 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is very thick. Cool about 2 hours. Spoon apple butter into container. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
How do you make apple butter in a slow cooker?
To make a slow cooker apple butter, cook the apples, cider, brown sugar, and spices on high heat (uncovered) for about 2 hours (or until soft). Then, puree them just as you would for the stovetop recipe.
How do you sterilize apple butter for jam?
Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking at a simmer until the mixture is very thick, about 25 minutes. 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.
Can you freeze apple butter for baking?
The finished apple butter can either be frozen or canned for longer term storage. To freeze, pack into 1-cup containers, leaving a bit of headspace to allow for expansion. To can, funnel the finished apple butter into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.