Low Sugar Apple Butter

07 Jun

Hello Everyone,

It’s that time of year again for canning! I love canning my own fruits, vegetables, and making jams and jellies. Their is nothing more satisfying than to open your pantry doors or cabinets and have your own canned goods all year-long! I love fruit butters, this recipe is one of my favorites. Since apples can be sweet on their own, I much prefer this low-sugar recipe than others that can be too sickly sweet. This is perfect on homemade bread!

Low Sugar Apple Butter

5 pounds apples, peeled, cored and cut in eights, I like to use Rome or Gala apples

1 cup apple cider or juice

2 tbsp. bottled lemon juice, do not use fresh lemon juice, lemons can vary in acidity. The University recommends bottled lemon juice because it has 5% acidity

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Truvia (optional)

Combine apples, cider, and lemon juice in a 6-8 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook about 30 minutes or until apples are very soft, stirring occasionally. Puree apple mixture in food processor or blender or press through a sieve. Combine apple mixture and spices in a 6-8 quart saucepan. Simmer over low heat approximately 35 minutes or until very thick, stirring constantly. Measure pulp. For every 1 cup pulp you will need 1 packet Truvia, is desired. Return pulp to saucepan and bring to a boil. Add sweetener. Immediately fill hot jars with apple butter, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Wipe jar tops and threads clean. Place hot lids on jars and screw bands on firmly. Process in boiling water canner for 20 minutes. Please read the USDA canning information link I have posted on the side of my blog. Check the elevation for your area and adjust processing time according to your elevation. Pleas do not skip reading though the USDA safety guidelines for canning!!! 🙂

Enjoy everyone!

Amanda 🙂


Posted by on June 7, 2011 in Canned Foods


2 responses to “Low Sugar Apple Butter

  1. Mary from Apron Strings & Wedding Rings

    June 8, 2011 at 9:01 am

    There is nothing better than popover with apple butter, and I make popovers often! This butter sounds wonderful with a perfect spice balance! – Mary L.

  2. cakebaker35

    June 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I have never made popovers! I need to try them sometime! My sister made some when we were kids, but I don’t remember if we liked them or not.. Have to put those on my to try list! Thank you Mary! 🙂


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