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Apple Butter in the Oven


Ingredients

4 pounds apples – peeled, cored, and chopped

4 pounds apples – peeled, cored, and chopped

2 cups apple cider

2 cups apple cider

¾ cup dark brown sugar

¾ cup dark brown sugar

1 pinch kosher salt

1 pinch kosher salt

1 cinnamon stick

1 cinnamon stick

1 star anise

1 star anise

2 whole cloves

2 whole cloves

3 whole allspice berries

3 whole allspice berries

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

Combine apples, apple cider, brown sugar, and salt in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and allspice. Bring to a simmer. Cover partially and cook until apples are soft, 20 to 25 minutes.

Combine apples, apple cider, brown sugar, and salt in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and allspice. Bring to a simmer. Cover partially and cook until apples are soft, 20 to 25 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

Remove whole spices from the pot with a slotted spoon. Reserve cinnamon and star anise; discard cloves and allspice. Purée apples with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and return cinnamon and star anise to the pot.

Remove whole spices from the pot with a slotted spoon. Reserve cinnamon and star anise; discard cloves and allspice. Purée apples with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and return cinnamon and star anise to the pot.

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven, stirring every 30 minutes, until apple butter thickens and deepens in color, about 3 hours. Let cool completely. Discard cinnamon and star anise before transferring to airtight containers.

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven, stirring every 30 minutes, until apple butter thickens and deepens in color, about 3 hours. Let cool completely. Discard cinnamon and star anise before transferring to airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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