Our Apple Butter recipe is vegan, and gluten free. Enjoy by itself, or as a tasty filling for cinnamon rolls, or other pastries.
- 4 lbs apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp molasses
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves
- ½ cup water
- In a medium sauce pot, toss apples with sugar, molasses, vanilla, and spices. Pour in the water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Cook covered, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft, about 20-30 minutes.
- Blend softened apples until smooth in a blender. Return to the pot and simmer on medium low, stirring occasionally until the liquid is cooked out and the mixture has thickened, at least 1 hour. To determine if apple butter is done, spoon a small amount on a white plate. When a rim of liquid does not separate from the butter after a few minutes, it is ready.
Makes about 2 cups
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