Sweet Apple Butter at The Little Shop of Olive Oils

Sweet Apple Butter



  • Wash, peel, core, and chop the apples into small pieces.
  • In a large pot, combine the chopped apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, apple vinegar, and lemon juice.
  • Mix well to ensure that the apples are evenly coated with the sugar and spices.
  • Place the pot over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 1-2 hours or until the apples are very soft and broken down.
  • Once the apples are soft, use an immersion blender to puree the mixture until smooth, or transfer to a blender in batches and blend until smooth.
  • If using a blender, return the pureed mixture to the pot after blending.
  • Stir in the butter fused EVOO and continue to simmer the apple butter on low heat, stirring frequently, for another 1-2 hours or until it has thickened to your liking.
  • Taste the apple butter and adjust the sweetness or spices if needed, according to your preference.
  • Once the apple butter has reached the desired consistency, remove it from the heat and let it cool completely.
  • Transfer the apple butter to clean, airtight jars and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or can it according to proper canning procedures for longer shelf life.
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