A couple of weeks ago, Dad got some huge boxes of apples to cook down for winter. Perfect for apple butter!
First things first, make applesauce. This recipe calls for 20 cups of applesauce. That’s a lot. Feel free to adjust the recipe in accordance to how much apple sauce you make.
Once your apples are sufficiently mashed into 20 cups of applesauce (measure as you transfer it to larger pot), add:
- 10 cups sugar
- 3 Tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. allspice
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Stir it all up!
Now, it has to cook on low-ish heat for 3 to 4 hours. The longer it cooks, the thicker it gets, so it’s really all about personal preference. While it cooks, stir it periodically so that it doesn’t stick on the bottom of the pan.
Since we had so much, we canned it up. Smaller batches, obviously, wouldn’t need to be canned.