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
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Over medium heat, stir frequently until bubbling. Reduce heat to low.
Simmer for 1 hour, covered. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat.
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.
Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.