Apple Butter

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Michael Smith
Michael Smith Chef at Home

A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don’t like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!

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Directions for: Apple Butter


10 crisp apples, such as Spartans, Macs or Granny Smiths, cored and cut into quarters

1 cup of brown sugar

½ cup of apple juice

¼ tsp each of nutmeg, cloves, allspice and cardamom

1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Place all ingredients into a large saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until apples break down and become very soft. Continue to reduce until 80% of the liquid has evaporated and the sauce is very thick and dark brown.

2. Puree with an immersion blender, a standard blender or in a food processor.

See more: North American, Fruit, Side

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