Apple Butter
The perfect apple butter for winter pancakes and baking.
  • 5 pounds local apples-mixed varieties
  • ½ cup local honey
  • ¼ cup apple cider (or Vermont Boiled Cider if you can get your hands on it)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mace
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Roughly peel and chop apples. They don't need to be perfect.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a heavy dutch oven and stir over low heat until it begins to simmer.
  4. Put on the lid and place in oven for 4 hours.
  5. Turn the oven off but leave the pot untouched overnight.
  6. In the morning, return to stove and mash with potato masher (or use a stick blender) and simmer to desired thickness, about ten minutes.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for short term use, or freeze for winter baking.
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