Apple Butter recipe

Growing up, my mom would always make apple butter during the holidays… and believe me, it was always delicious. Today I’m sharing her recipe… and it’s kind of a big deal because I like to keep special recipes like this all to myself. Be proud!

For this recipe you’ll need about 25 ounces of unsweetened apple sauce (homemade or store bought is fine), 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. allspice, 1/8 tsp. ginger and 1/8 tsp. ground clove (do not use whole clove unless you plan on grating it with a microplane).

Mix all the ingredients together, throw it in a pot and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, and let it simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes. Take this time to enjoy the ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE Christmas-y scent. Seriously, simmering apple butter is one of the best smells in the whole world. Afterward, let it cool. If you want, you can blend it for a few seconds in a blender to give it a smoother texture. I, personally, do not do this, as I prefer the thicker applesauce-like texture. Spread it on biscuits, toast, cinnamon bread, etc. I promise this will not disappoint.What are some of your favorite holiday recipes?

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