What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Appetizers to Desserts: Allspice Apple Butter! Nothing makes your house smell better than warm bakery spices filling the air. Apples are in abundant supply at every turn, whether it’s a nearby orchard, farmers market, co-op center, or local grocery store. This easy-to-follow recipe gives you a jumpstart on making two small jars of homemade apple butter. Share one with a friend and keep the other for yourself. Win! Win!
ALLSPICE APPLE BUTTER
23 ounces unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/4 teaspoon allspice, ground
1/8 teaspoon ginger, ground
1/8 cloves, ground
1-2 sugared ginger discs, sliced (optional)
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
Combine all ingredients in a reduction pan or medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Watch carefully. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Do not scorch. Remove from heat, cool and transfer to two small jars. Store in the refrigerator.