Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love … Check This Amazing Recipe: Apple butter

Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love … Check This Amazing Recipe: Apple butter

How to Make Apple butter

Preparation time:

less than 30 mins

Cooking time:

30 mins to 1 hour

Serves:

Makes 4–5 x 200ml/7fl oz jars

Dietary:

Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1kg/2lb 4oz cooking apples
  • 500ml/18fl oz cider
  • 400–500g/14oz–1lb 2oz granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  1. If using windfall apples, cut away any damaged or bruised bits, ensuring there are 1kg/2lb 4oz cooking apples at the end. Rinse and roughly chop the apples into chunks. Place in a large saucepan with the cider and cook gently until soft and fluffy. Remove from the heat.

  2. Push the apple mixture through a large sieve into a bowl. Weigh the fruit purée and place in a clean saucepan, adding 400–450g/14–15oz sugar to 1 litre/1¾ pint fruit purée. Add the cloves and cinnamon. Slowly bring to the boil over a low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat for 10–15 minutes, stirring frequently until the mixture begins to thicken.

  3. Remove from the heat and pour into sterilised jars. Seal immediately with the lids. Keep in the fridge once opened and use within 3–4 weeks.

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