Honey adds an exciting element to this simple, lightly spiced apple butter.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3 cups apple cider
- 2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and chopped
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
In a large saucepan over medium heat, boil the cider 15 minutes.
Stir apples into the cider and reduce heat. Cover and simmer, stirring frequently. Cook 1 hour, or until the apples are tender.
Remove apples from heat. Mash with a potato masher. Stir in the honey, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Return to low heat and cook uncovered, stirring often, until thick. Transfer to sterile jars and chill in the refrigerator until serving.