Blushing Apple Butter

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Oct. 21, 2009

This Blushing Apple Butter tastes incredible ! Try this fruity sweet spread over your breakfast bread and let me know if you like it ! Your suggestions for this Blushing Apple Butter are welcome !


Granny smith apples 3 3⁄4 Pound , peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
Apple cider/Apple juice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Cranberries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Lemon peel strip 3
Fresh lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)


In 5 quart Dutch oven, heat apples, cider, cranberries, lemon peel, and lemon juice to boiling over high heat.

Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until apples are very soft, stirring occasionally.

Stir in sugar; heat to boiling over high heat.

Reduce heat to medium; cook, partially covered, 1 hour or until apple butter is very thick, stirring occasionally (mixture may sputter and splash, so be careful when stirring).

Spoon apple butter into blender in small batches and blend (with center part of blender cover removed to allow steam to escape) until smooth.

Spoon apple butter into jars or crocks for gift giving.

Store tightly covered in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy