Apple Butter

Apple Butter
This recipe comes from Kim Young who works for us. She brought some in recently and it was yummy! This is not a fast recipe! It takes a lot of cooking time - but it's worth it. Kim says to be patient - it tastes like applesauce until the last few hours.
  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 4 quarts cored, peeled apples (about 10 medium apples)
  • 1 c sugar
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 2 c dark Kayro syrup
  • 2½ t cinnamon
  • 1 t ground cloves
  1. Put cider in a heavy stock pan and bring to a boil. Cook until volume is halved (approximately 45 minutes).
  2. Add apples and cook uncovered on low heat until smooth, stirring regularly (approximately 2 hours). You can use a masher to help smooth it out.
  3. Add sugar, brown sugar, and Kayro syrup. Heat on high, stirring constantly, until boiling. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Add cinnamon and cloves. Cook on low for an additional 2-4 hours.
  5. To test to see if it is done, drop some onto a plate and let cool. The consistency should be easily spreadable.