How To Make Apple Butter
Watch more Sauces, Dressings, & Condiments videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/234-Sauces-Dressings-and-Condiments Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn to make apple butter with this easy recipe. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Prepare the apples Wash, peel, and core the apples, and then cut them into a small dice. Step 2: Cook apples until soft Put the apples and cider or water into a large saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, and place on low heat until the apples become soft, about 30 minutes. Step 3: Add the sugar and spices Add the sugar, spices, and salt. If you like, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to enhance the flavor of the apples. Step 4: Stir mixture and cook more Return the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and stir frequently to avoid burning, and taste the apple butter while it cooks. Too tart? Add a little more sugar. Continue cooking the apples until the mixture is very thick, one to two hours. Tip You can also combine the ingredients in a slow cooker and set it on low heat with the lid ajar for eight to 10 hours until the mixture thickens. Step 5: Test the thickness To test for doneness, scoop up a spoonful. If the butter keeps its rounded shape, rather than flattening out, it's ready. Tip If you like your apple butter super smooth, mash in any remaining apple bits with a potato masher. Step 6: Serve or store If you plan to eat the apple butter immediately, let it cool before serving. Store the rest in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or freeze it. Did You Know? The Pennsylvania Dutch introduced apple butter in 1765, calling it lattwaerick.