Apple Butter 500

Makes about 5 pints

8 cups unsweetened applesauce
3 cups sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cloves


In a large pot, stir all ingredients well. Cook over med-low heat, stirring frequently (to prevent sticking and burning), until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Pour, hot, into sterilized jars, leaving ¼” head space. Adjust caps. Process pints and quarts 10 minutes in a water-bath canner.


Notes: I start by making applesauce, and I add the sugar and spices to my hot applesauce. I buy my sugar in bulk from Sam’s Club. I buy my cinnamon in bulk as well.

Label is a free printable from Martha Stewart. I printed mine on regular paper and glued it on with a glue stick.

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