Apple Butter, It's a thick, sweet spread made by cooking apples, sugar, spices, and sometimes apple cider. Southerner's like me slather apple butter on toast, pancakes, and hot biscuits.
How long you cook it is important. When done, the brown mixture should cling to the spoon, although this can really depend on how juicy your apples are.
My Grandmother Hattie used to make apple butter every year from green apples that grew in our back pasture. But if you have them you can make apple butter from Granny Smith Apples and the apple butter you make will be delicious.
Oven Apple Butter
1. Eight Granny Smith Apples Peeled, Cored And Diced.
2. One Cup Apple Juice.
3. One Cup White Granulated Sugar
4. One Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon.
Cook the apples and juice in a oven safe dish with a lid for thirty minutes at 350 degrees or until the apples are tender. Now stir until the apples are mashed. Stir in your sugar, and cinnamon.
Bake at 275 degrees for about three hours stirring often. Then cover and chill and you'll have some of the best apple butter you'll ever taste. You can of course increase the recipe if you wish. And you really can use any type of apples you want to.
Once you have your fresh apple butter made store it in the refrigerator until you use it up. Try it on pancakes for a tasty treat.