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Roasted Apple Butter

  • 10 m
  • 2 h 30 m
Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
“Making apple butter in the oven, rather than on the stovetop, produces a delectable spread with a distinctive caramelized flavor. This is a healthful alternative to commercial varieties, which usually contain added sugars.”


    • 8 medium McIntosh apples, (2¾ pounds), peeled, cored and quartered
    • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice


  • 1 Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange apples in a large roasting pan. Pour apple juice over the apples. Bake until tender and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Using a fork or potato masher, thoroughly mash the apples in the roasting pan.
  • 2 Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees . Bake the apple puree, stirring occasionally, until very thick and deeply browned, 1½ to 1¾ hours. Scrape into a bowl and let cool.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.
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