Apple Butter

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Apple Butter
Apple Butter
3 lbs. peeled, cored and cubed apple
1-1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup honey
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. ground allspice

Prep: 15 minutes  Cook: 1 hour  Makes: about 1 cup

1. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan.* Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until apples are tender.
2. Let cool slightly, then puree in a blender or food processor until very smooth.**
3. Transfer back to saucepan and cook over medium heat for 40 minutes more or until mixture is very thick, stirring frequently.
Stir almost constantly during the last 5 minutes of cooking to avoid burning.  

*Cook in a tall pot or cover with a spatter screen to keep your cooktop clean.

**Use caution when blending hot liquids. Hold blender lid down with a kitchen towel while blender is running.

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3 lbs of apples for 1 cup of apple butter? Directions Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 1 hour Makes: about 1 cup

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3lbs for 1 cup?? Ug! Also, does this need to be refrigerated? How long does it last?

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This recipe makes about 1 cup of apple butter that does need to be refrigerated. Your Apple Butter should last about 1 month.

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