Cinnamon Apple Butter

February 01, 2021

With so many apples available during this season, an easy recipe that makes sure none of them goes to waste is this cinnamon apple butter. Adding apple cider vinegar gives the butter tanginess that cuts through the natural sweetness of the apples. Smear it on top of toast or use it as a filling for a cake. It tastes so good that you can eat it straight out of the jar! 


1 ½ lbs farm fresh apples, peeled and cored 

⅜ cup apple cider vinegar

¼ teaspoon salt 

½ cup water

½ cup dark brown sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

⅛ teaspoon cloves 

½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cut apples into slices and place in a Dutch oven or medium pot. 
  2. Cook apples over low heat with apple cider vinegar, salt & water and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the apples start to break down and look mashed, 25-30 minutes.
  3. Remove cooked down apples from the heat and pulse in a blender until the mixture becomes a smooth puree. 
  4. Return the apple puree to the Dutch oven or pot and cook with sugar, spices and vanilla extract until the mixture turns dark brown and thick, about 18-20 minutes. Make sure to stir constantly to ensure it doesn’t burn.
  5. Take the apple butter off the heat and spoon into a mason jar. Cool and store in the refrigerator. 

This recipe was created by Local Roots Recipe Contributor @theduskykitchen

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