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Easy Apple Butter

What you need: 

10 crisp apples (such as Granny Smith, Macintosh, or Spartan)
1 cup of vegan brown sugar (raw sugars work great here)
1/2 cup of apple juice (or water)
1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg

What you do: 

1. Core and cut apples into quarters. If you have a food processor or blender, leave the peels on. If you are working by hand, peel the apples.
2. Place all ingredients in a large pot and cook on medium-high heat until apples break down and become very soft.
3. Continue to reduce until the apples are thick and dark brown and the liquid has reduced about 80%.
4. Cool mixture slightly and puree in a food processor, blender, or with an immersion blender. If you are working by hand, blend with a potato masher until the apples are the consistency of a thick apple sauce.
This apple butter is great spread on toast, rice cakes, on top of "ice cream", as a dip, mixed with yogurt, or anything else you can think of!
Keeps two weeks in the refrigerator. Freezes well.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes prep time; 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
3
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is a wonerful recipe! Just came off the stove and everything from scent to flavor is delicious  ;)b . I do have to say though that if your doing everything from scratch you will most likley need more apple juice than the recipe states. I quartered it and still needed over a quarter of a cup to get the apples soft without burning them dry. No big deal just thought it should be noted :). Oh i also added al ittle more of the spices since i tend to like it strong, other than those wouldnt change a thing! I really look forward to making the full recipe and freezing it to give as gifts when family stops by  :)>>> .

P.S. I made this with the skin on from finely diced apples since i like the extra chunky bits  ;) .

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So I have been meaning to make my own apple butter for years now.  Always figured it would be a pretty quick and simple recipe, but I just never got around to it, til today.  THIS WAS FANTASTIC!  I will never get store-bought apple butter.  I'm going to make tons of this and give them out to friends and family this Christmas.

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This was yummy and it was easy besides the fact that i hand did everything..but it was worth it and my dad loved every bit of it. I'll definanetly be making this again for my neighbors

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This was really good, especially if you like pumpkin pie spices, and I do! It took me about 1h30 to cook, but I think its because i forgot to take the lid off!! Anyways everybody likes it!!!thank you!

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This could not have been easier!  As an added bonus, it made my house smell delicious =D

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