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Apple butter is a great Fall treat, spreadable on a variety of baked goods.
For the recipe:
Ingredients: 3 pounds crisp and sweet apples, such as Gala, Honeycrisp, and Braeburn, peeled (about 8 apples)
1 cup apple cider
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1. Cut apples into 1-inch pieces. Bring apples, cider, and 1/2 cup sugar to a rolling boil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Cover, leaving lid slightly ajar, and boil 20 minutes or until apples are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated; stir every 5 minutes.
2. Process cooked apples and cooking liquid in a blender until smooth. Return mixture to Dutch oven. Stir in cinnamon, cloves, and remaining 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered and stirring often, 15 minutes or until thickened. Cool about 45 minutes. Spoon into airtight containers, and refrigerate up to 2 months or freeze up to 6 months.
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