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This flavorful spread is the perfect filling for our Apple-Butter Hand Pies and works beautifully on toast.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 1996



Cook's Notes

When stored in an airtight container, apple butter can be refrigerated for up to one month or frozen for up to six months.

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  • MS12338102
    13 OCT, 2010
    I thought in reading the recipe that it would be very adaptable. I used both apples and pears for my fruit butter. Towards the last hour I felt it needed a boost. I added about 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar. It didn't make the recipe too sweet. This will definitely be my go-to recipe. It's easy and delicious. But you do want to have time to tend to it.
    6 NOV, 2008
    I use a crock pot to simmer all my "butters" this recipe has too many ingredients for apple butter. guess its the "high dollar apple butter" I just cut out the things i wouldnt use anymore with any other recipes..cardomon and mace. whatever you have for spices is fine. i also use "al spice" in place of one. do your own tasting and see what you like.
  • ShannonGrace
    26 JUN, 2008
    There is another Recipe listed for apple butter and that is the one that they used on the show with Chevy Chase. It doesn't require sugar. When you type Apple Butter into the search and the options come up its the first recipe for apple butter.
  • mermaid58
    25 JUN, 2008
    on the show it said to bake the butter - this recipe says to cook on the stovetop - which one is correct?

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