Apple Butter

Apple Butter


Apple butter appears to be applesauce mixed with sugar that is reduced to create something similar to jam. This is good. Some recipes make chunky apple butter. Apples contain a lot of pectin. No pectin must be added to make apple butter. This recipe is from the Ball Blue Book. This apple butter was made in a saucepan over a burner on a stove in about 1 hour. The Joy Of Cooking recommends slowly roasting the butter in the oven for several hours. The flavor of the confiture that I made is significantly different than jam made in a saucepan. The strawberries in the confiture were roasted. The Ball Blue Book recommends substituting some of the sugar with brown sugar to create a different flavor. Some people may substitute the water used in this recipe with apple juice or they may add a pinch of salt.

Note: 1) there is a recipe in ad hoc at home by Thomas Keller for apple butter, he slowly cooks the apple butter for a long time in a slow cooker

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Apple Butter

1. Ball Blue Book (Edition 37) (Hearthmark, LLC, 2014), 44.

2. Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker: The Joy of Cooking (New York: Scribner, 2006), 936.

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