Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Butter
Easy homemade stovetop cinnamon apple butter! A perfect breakfast and dessert spread for Fall!
It has been one crazy and busy start to the school year… Nothing compared to what everyone in Texas or Florida are currently going through. I won’t even begin to compare on that scale. But compared to our usual Septembers… SO busy and so hectic. I feel like we went from having nothing going on and enjoying the lazy days of summer to everything is going on and there’s barely time to breath some days. Thankfully it’s been a great start to the school year… just busy and full of changes… including the fact that now all of my kids are full-time in school! That was a weird change for me. The first day at home I literally had no clue what to do when or even what to have for lunch! I’ve been slowly getting into a nice groove.
Maybe now that the kids are all in school, I’ll actually have time to read. This summer seriously flew by and even though we didn’t have a ton of crazy plans or vacations away from home, I didn’t get much reading in. It’s been seriously slow goings here. Not at all like last summer when I was reading book after book. I’m determined to get back into reading regularly.
I’m seriously obsessed with all things fall but nothing screams fall more to me than apples.
All things apples. All day. Every day. I could seriously live on apples… breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner, dessert… drinks! We can absolutely cover all of those with apple related goodies!
I’ve made apple butter in the slow cooker before, but it was time for an easy stovetop version that’s done even faster… but just as delicious!
You can use this simple stovetop cinnamon apple butter all season long and all day long! It’s a perfect spread on your favorite morning pastries or used in your favorite fall desserts! You could totally enjoy this with a spoon too. It’s just that good.
This is an absolute must make this fall! Grab a batch of your favorite apples and get cooking! You’ll be glad you did!
Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Butter
- 2 1/2 lb apples, roughly 8 cups
- 2 Tb lemon juice
- 2/3 C light brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 C apple juice or apple cider
- 2 tsp vanilla extract, optional
- Peel, core and slice apples. Add to a 5-6 quart Dutch oven or extra-large saucepan. Toss apples with lemon juice to prevent browning. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over apples. Toss to coat well. Stir in apple juice (or apple cider) and vanilla.
- Cook over medium heat until apples are tender. Use an immersion blender to puree apples. Alternately, transfer batches of apple mixture to a blender to process until smooth.
- Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally for between 1 1/2 and 2 hours. Apple butter is done when it is thick and jam like. It should hold its shape on a spoon and not slide off immediately. You can also test by creating a straight line through the mixture with a spatula. If the mixture holds its shape and does not immediately close the gap, it is done.
- Add to clean storage containers. Cool to room temperature, cover and chill until ready to use.
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