This is a simple, lightly spiced apple butter made with apple sauce.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 6 (16 ounce) jars applesauce
- 6 cups apple juice
- 8 cups white sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
In a Dutch oven or slow cooker, bring to a boil the applesauce and apple juice. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Stir the mixture into the simmering applesauce. Continue simmering 2 hours more, creating a thick, rich butter. Ladle the apple butter into sterile jars and refrigerate.