Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
Last month I made Pumpkin Butter and got the “butter bug”. When I saw the Brandied Apple Butter recipe over at Wife Meets Life, I knew it had to be the next fruit butter recipe that I make. And what a wonderful hostess gift, as well as Christmas gift, to give this holiday season! I stayed almost exact to Alison’s recipe except I added a bit of ground cloves to the recipe since I always love that spice when combined with apples!
Brandied Apple Butter — from Wife Meets Life
Chop the peeled apples into 1 inch cubes and place in a dutch oven or deep pot.
Add the apple juice and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and let simmer for about 25 minutes, or until the apples are soft and resemble apple sauce.
Use an immersion blender to puree the apples in the pot until the consistency is smooth (but not runny).
Add the sugar and spices and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the brandy and simmer for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the apple butter is a dark, rich color and the consistency is smooth and thick.
Jar and give as gifts. For hot water bath instructions, visit Wife Meets Life.
This sounds so good.
Thanks Cynthia! It really is 🙂
Sounds delicious! Love cooked apples!
It really is! (And so do I!) 🙂
I’m so glad you tried (and liked) it! I’ve been having to keep myself from opening jars meant as gifts 🙂
Yes, it was really good! And I totally know what you mean about trying not to consume the gifts!! 🙂
I love your addition of brandy to the spiced apple butter! Its such a great idea and I’ve never heard of it before, but I can imagine how amazing this must taste. Reduced brandy, mulling spices and apple butter sound like the perfect holiday treat. Thanks for posting!
Thank you! 🙂 And it really is perfect this time of year! 🙂
I completely agree! Also, I wonder if a small spoonful might be tasty on a slice of apple pie. All the ingredients are the same, but this might super charge the flavor!
Oh! I think that would be good!!
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