Recipe Details

Washington State Apple Butter

Number of Servings: 24

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Apple butter isn't really "butter" at all, but more like a thick preserve. It makes a luscious spread on toast, muffins, crepes, and waffles.

Name: Amount:
Golden delicious apples, cored and cut into eighths 2.50
lemon juice 2 Tbsp
ground cinnamon 0.75 tsp
ground cloves 0.16 tsp
ground mace 0.16 tsp
brown sugar 1 Tbsp

Combine the apples, 3/4 cup water, and the lemon juice in a large nonstick pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high hear. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain.


Push the apples through a food mill or strainer to puree and remove skin. Return the applesauce to the pot of water; add the cinnamon,cloves,mace, and brown sugar. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat until the mixture thickens, about 45 to 60 minutes, stirring often.


Cover and refrigerate. Apple butter keeps in the refrigerator for 1 week. Freeze for longer storage.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 26
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 1/2 Fruit