The recipe for this apple butter is so easy and so good. The first time I made it, years ago, I made it with my friend Sharron. We made a HUGE batch and gave it out to people at church at Christmastime. It was so fun to spend all day together with a good friend and make something to give to others. I've never made apple butter from any other recipe, but I can tell you that THIS recipe is delicious! I made it one time and gave some to my father-in-law and HE said it was even better than his mother's! And THAT'S saying something!! So...now that it's fall and apples are abundant, give this a try!
Sharron's Apple Butter
4 cups apples (I used Golden Delicious) ~ chopped
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup lemon juice
Wash and peel your apples. Slice apples thinly or into small chunks.
Place everything into a large dutch oven and cook over
medium heat until apples have broken down and
mixture in thick and dark golden brown.
Carefully spoon mixture into clean jars.
Wipe any drips from jars, place lids and rings on jars and turn jars upside down to cool. When the jars are cool to the touch, the lids should be sealed down. Store in fridge until ready to use.