Video:How to Make European-Style Apple Butterwith Aubrey Franchell
Making European-style apple butter is easier than you might think. Watch this how-to video from About.com to see instructions for making it at home.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make European-Style Apple Butter
Hi, I'm Aubrey for About.com. Today, I'm going to show you how to make apple butter, using a recipe from Easteuropeanfood.About.com.
Ingredients for European-Style Apple Butter
Before you get started, you will need a few ingredients:
• 2 pounds of apples (you can use any variety, just make sure they are washed, quartered and cored)
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions for Making European-Style Apple Butter
Start by quartering and coring the apples. Add the apples and water to a saucepan. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Now reduce the heat to low and cook for 1 -2 hours, stirring often so the apples don't burn on the bottom of the pan. Cook until the flesh of the apples breaks down and is the consistency of apple sauce. Next, pour the apple pulp through a sieve. Pour the apple pulp into a bowl. Add the sugar. Pour in the cinnamon. Add the nutmeg. Stir the apple puree very well.
Additional Tips for Making European-Style Apple Butter
Next, you will return the apple puree back into the saucepan. Cook on a medium-low heat while stirring often. Continue cooking for 1 to 2 hours. The puree is ready when it thickens to a thick, buttery texture. Ladle the apple mixture into a jar for storage, be sure to leave 1/4" of space between the apple puree and the top of the jar. Cover with the lid and seal tightly. If you don't want to refrigerate the apple butter. Place the jar in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. This will help to seal the jar. Dry the jar and allow it to cool completely before storing it in a cool, dark, dry location.
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