Apple Butter

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Could be chunky, could be smooth, your choice! Buts it perfect partner for your toasted slices.


  • 4 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise


  1. Combine apples and cider in a large stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, 30 minutes or until apples are tender.
  2. Place apple mixture in a food processor; pulse 6 times or until chunky. Return to pan.
  3. Stir in sugar and remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat 1 hour or until thick, stirring occasionally. Discard cinnamon and star anise. Cover and chill.
  4. Note: Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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