Easy homemade stovetop cinnamon apple butter recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Butter

Easy homemade stovetop cinnamon apple butter! A perfect breakfast and dessert spread for Fall!
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Sauce
Keyword: Apple butter
Servings: 3 cups, roughly


  • 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. 


A large batch recipe with canning instructions can be found here: Slow cooker cinnamon apple butter
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel