Saturday, October 30, 2010

Typhoons and Apple Butter - 台風とアップルバター

With a typhoon currently passing through Japan, I had some time on my hands and decided to make some apple butter.   Apple butter is basically a concentrated for of apple sauce where the sugar in the apples caramelizes and turns dark brown. It gets its name from the fact that it has a thick butter like consistency. Apple butter is pretty easy to make. You essentially just simmer some apples, sugar and spices until the the apples start to turn dark and then puree them. In addition to being easy to make the apple butter is really good.


  • 8 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup apple juice


  1. 1. Fill a pot with diced apples, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, syrup, and salt. Cover, and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and dark golden in color.
  • 2. Puree the mixture.
  • 3. portion for immediate use can be Placed in jam jar or mason jar and store in refrigerator.
  • 4. You can Pack the unused portions into small, freezer-safe containers leaving 3/4 inch space at the top. Store in the freezer.
  • Footnotes

    • You can add a dash of nutmeg if you like as well


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