How To Make Old-Fashioned Applebutter
You will need:
We used 9 bushels of fuji apples, 20 pounds of sugar, and 6.5 ounces of cinnamon oil to make applebutter in our 30 gallon pot. I have broken the recipe down into a more manageable size that uses only 1 bushel of apples! You can get a smaller bottle of cinnamon oil here.
I recommend using a sweeter apple like the fuji so you can use less sugar!
- 1 bushel of apples
- 4½ cups of sugar
- 2-4 teaspoons of cinnamon oil
- Peel, core, and slice the apples.
- Place in a large pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently until apples have broken down and you have an applesauce type consistency.
- Turn up heat to medium high and stir frequently at a low boil until the apple mixture turns a deep red/brown.
- Add the sugar, bring to a low boil, and stir for 30 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and add cinnamon oil to taste.
- Stir vigorously, then quickly ladle into your clean, hot jars.
- Put lids on and turn jars upside down until cool.