By Shannah Coe of Just Us Four
Hi everyone! I’m ecstatic to share one of my absolute favorite recipes for fall. Ever since I was a small child, our local church held an apple festival where they brought in apples from a more rural part of the state, and you could buy them along with apple cider and apple butter. It was definitely the highlight of our fall because there was a fair there too. Each year since moving away, I have asked my mom to pick me up some apple butter at the festival. This year, I was crushed to learn that they aren't offering it anymore.
So, I decided to fill the void with homemade (and super easy) apple butter. I knew my Blendtec would be ideal for making the apple butter because I wanted it smooth and creamy without the need for fishing out little chunks that didn't get blended well. Because I started with cooked apples, it really took just a minute or two to create a perfect apple butter.
We use apple butter on toast, English muffins, and even as a layer between pancakes. This homemade apple butter tastes amazing, and I like knowing exactly what went into it and using local apples to make it. This recipe is the perfect way to end a day of apple picking at an orchard! Of course, now you want to make it—so here’s all the info you need!
Homemade Apple Butter
¼ cup water
1 tsp lemon juice
1½ tbsp molasses (real maple syrup works well, too)
1 Granny Smith apple
2 Fuji apples
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
⅛ tsp cloves
- Peel, core and slice apples. Place in ¼ cup water over medium-low heat and cook until softened (about 10 minutes). Drain well.
- Combine apples and remaining ingredients in your Blendtec and press the Smoothie button. If your Blendtec doesn’t have a Smoothie button, blend on a Low speed for 10 seconds, then a Medium to Medium-Low speed for 10 seconds, then Medium to Medium-High speed for 40 seconds.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
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