Easy Apple Butter - Carolina Country

Easy Apple Butter

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Easy Apple Butter

Nothing conjures up fall like the smell and taste of homemade apple butter. To make it easy and faster, this recipe starts with applesauce.


  • 4 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Over medium heat, stir frequently until bubbling. Reduce heat to low.

  2. Simmer for 1 hour, covered. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat.

  3. While still hot, quickly ladle into sterilized jars, leaving a ¼-inch head room. Wipe jar lids clean, place on a clean towel and screw lids to finger tight. Allow to cool overnight, away from drafts.

  4. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Want to preserve your apple butter?

If you can your butter, it will last for a year or more. Check out “Home Canning for Beginners” from NC Cooperative Extension.

Learn to Can

Recipe courtesy of

P.W. Walker, Stoneville, a member of EnergyUnited

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