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SURE.JELL Apple Butter

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About 8 (1-cup) jars or 128 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

There's only one thing more fun than heading to an apple-picking orchard—and that's using the haul to make this SURE.JELL Apple Butter!

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  • Bring boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
  • Remove blossom and stem ends from unpeeled apples. Core apples; cut into quarters. Place in 4-qt. saucepan. Add water and lemon juice; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium heat 20 min. or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Force mixture through food mill or strain through coarse sieve, using wooden spoon to force apples through mill; discard peels. Measure exactly 5 cups of the prepared fruit into 6- or 8-qt. stockpot. Stir in cinnamon.
  • Stir pectin into prepared fruit in stockpot. Add butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
  • Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 min. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing centers of lids with finger. (If lids spring back, lids are not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)


Use McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Beacon or Granny Smith apples for best results.


  • About 8 (1-cup) jars or 128 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size About 8 (1-cup) jars or 128 servings, 1 Tbsp. each
Calories 40
% Daily Value
Total fat 0g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • vicki20061 |

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    I made 24 pints of this APPLE BUTTER and everyone loved it. It made great Christmas gifts.

  • bulletwife |

    I do not own a food mill, so peeled the apples, chooped, cooked and mashed in a large bowl. When the time came to put "exactly five cups of fruit" back in the pan to return to cooking, there was closer to just shy 4 cups. I carried on and the recipe turned out very well, although we did adjust the sugard accordingly down to 4 1/2 cups to compensate for the fruit. Next time, I will add seven cups of apples initially, to be sure I have sufficent quantity. Otherwise, good recipe, thank you.