Apple Yum


Want the most awesome-est apple butter recipe that only takes 1/2 hour* of hands-on prep? It's here!

Quite seriously the yummiest apple butter I've ever made. OK, it's the only apple butter I've ever made, but it's definitely yum.


I reduced the cinnamon, added cardamom, and heeded the comment advice to use way way way less sugar: like 1/4 cup white, 1/4 cup brown and 1/4 cup honey. Also reduced the cinnamon and added cardamom. And it was still way sweet. I'm thinking of cutting the sweetener down to 1/2 cup honey only next time.

And there will definitely be a next time. This stuff rocks. I plan on getting more apples tomorrow and making a double batch for Christmas gifts (if you're on our Christmas list, please forget I just said that).

*the fine print: 1/2 hour if you have a handy dandy apple peeler/corer to use!


Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I haven't been a fan of apple butter - so I will trust you that it is good! Love your pictures :)

Philigry said...

oh, i do love apple butter! i may have to try that recipe!
Have you ever made peach butter? That is pretty yummy too!

kraftykash said...

Wow! That is a great idea to give out as a gift. You are going to be very popular this year. Kashoan

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I just ran across your blog via all buttoned up - nice photos! The apple butter looks great - maybe I'll give it a try...

Jessica said...

I have a couple of apples hanging around...I really want to try applebutter...your recipe looks yummy!

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Paper Dolls for Boys said...

Perfect timing. I was getting bummed out thinking of making more apple sauce. My kids LOVE apple butter and we're giving this a try. I am skipping the cardamon because I DO NOT like it! (I just stomped my foot)