Serve this rich, slow-cooked apple butter with your favorite breads and breakfast treats!
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 4 pounds Macintosh apples - peeled, cored and chopped
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup apple brandy
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
In a large saucepan, bring apple juice concentrate, apple cider, and Macintosh apples to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Stirring occasionally, simmer uncovered about 1 hour, until apples are easily mashed.
Mix dark brown sugar, apple brandy, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves into the apple mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Transfer to sealed sterile containers, and cool at least 1 hour before serving.