Maple Spiced Apple Butter
 
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A healthy, sweet, low calorie spread made with fresh apples that are slow cooked in spiced apple cider and sweetened with maple syrup.
Serves: 7 Cups
Ingredients
  • 5 lbs apples (approx 16 medium size apples), peeled, cored, sliced
  • 2 cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. cloves
  • ½ cup maple syrup
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan add apples and apple cider. Bring to a light boil, cover and simmer until apples are softened. Approx 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  2. With a food immersion hand blender, process until creamy smooth. If you don't have a immersion blender, process in batches in your food processor or blender.
  3. Over low heat add lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and maple syrup. Stir until well incorporated. Cook uncovered for approx 1½ hours until thick and darkened, stirring every five to 10 minutes or so. Be careful not to burn the apple butter.
  4. Let apple butter cool to room temperature. As it cools it will thicken more. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
Notes
Calories per 2 tbsp: 25, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 2.4, Potassium: 33, Carbs: 7, Fiber: 1, Sugar: 5, Protein: .01
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tbsp. makes 57 servings
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2013/10/25/maple-spiced-apple-butter/