Apple Butter- homemade GIFTS

Apple Butter…….mmm-hhmmm yummy. You have no idea how delicious Apple Butter makes your house smell while it’s cooking. Even the next day it smells like you are baking a pie. This Apple Butter recipe is fabulous. You will need to set aside a chunk of time, but basically it’s super easy. It just needs to cook in the oven forever….well 3-5 hours anyway.
So here’s the deal. My mom came to town a couple weeks ago, she was raving about this Apple Butter a friend gave her. I asked her to get the recipe so we could make it together, I wanted to be able to share the whole experience with you, and you could then in turn, make it, and give it, and so on and so forth.
I had some amazing pictures….some of the best I have possibly ever taken. Award winning. The lighting was fantastic, the colors of the apples and spices were amazing. Oh my heart is aching….BECAUSE all the pictures I took that day are corrupted! AAAAAhhhhG. I can look at them on my computer, but when I try to do anything with them it’s just a black hole with an exclamation mark in the middle of it. I even called my pastor….he’s good at this sort of stuff…computer stuff. And settling down one of his flock when they’re having a mental breakdown over some pictures that are pretty much lost. Who knows I may get the problem solved. I’m praying…you can too. I will add the pictures later if I figure it out, but for now this is all I got people.
I trust you will be able to recreate this smooth delicious spread with out pictures, because I know you are all superstars in the kitchen and it really is so easy you will just need a few tools.
Large pan 6- 8quart and a roasting pan.
8 pint sized jars and lids
or 12 4 ounce jars and lids
food mill
Can you smell it? I filled 4 ounce and 1 pint jars for giving.

This was my second batch, I didn’t bother taking many pictures because I HAD so many beautiful ones already.

Don’tcha just wanna stick your finger in there and have a lick! It’s perfect on a slice of warm beer bread. Give your brother-n-law the Beer Bread and your sister-n-law Apple Butter. They will hug you and kiss you and thank you profusely. Then they will excuse themselves to go have a little “bread and butter” party. WooHOO.

One more picture… that you saw all the pictures. I will share the recipe with you. Again I am sick about not having the pictures. Tomorrow is a new day. Thankfully.
This recipe makes approximately 9-10 pint sized jars of Apple Butter. You could easily cut the recipe down or in half and get the same results. Don’t cut it down too far though because you will want to keep some for yourselves!


So there you have it. Tie a pretty bow around your jar with a cute little hand written tag…hey have your kiddos make the tags even better…enlist the troupes! If anything is unclear please leave your questions in the comments and I will answer them as soon as possible.
Hoping you find it easy.
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  1. 1
    Carrie :

    So sorry about your pictures, my dear….that is a big bummer. The apple butter recipe looks delicious though!

  2. 2
    Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} :

    I'm so glad to find your blog thru Twitter. LOVE it! I'm your newest follower and look so forward to being a regular reader. I'm SO sorry to hear about your pictures… talk about frustrating. The apple butter looks amazing though. Have a super weekend and RELAX after baking all those pies. šŸ™‚