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Apple Butter (Non-Paleo, but Delicious no less!)

Friday night, as one of our Frugal Frog Friday activities, Chase and I embarked upon a project–to make homemade Apple Butter!

On our “Fall Walk,” we stopped by a local grocery store  and picked up three GIANT containers of applesauce.

Yes, I confess, I took the easy way out. I knew that you make apple butter out of applesauce (preferably homemade) and I did not have the time to make it from scratch. Plus, when I make homemade applesauce, I want to eat it as applesauce, not make it into butter.  However, I have a little brother with a desperate need to try apple butter for the first time in his life, and thus, I took a shortcut.

I would also like to mention that this shortcut only set us back $6. Not a bad cost for Friday night entertainment.

Shortcut Apple Butter on takes 3 other ingredients:

Cinnamon and Sugar:

And Cloves:

Shortcut Homemade Apple Butter

3 Giant jars of Applesauce

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 tbsp. Cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves

1) Pour all ingredients into a crockpot.

2) Stir

3) Cook for 16 hours

4) Pour into any and all old Almond Butter/Coconut Butter jars (I knew they would come in handy…)

I also have a tupperware bowl full of the excess butter. All in all it made about 10 pints. I am officially swimming in Apple Butter.

To be perfectly honest, the amazing smell that has permeated our apartment this weekend made this little project TOTALLY worth it! It served as the best “candle” in the whole world. Also, everyone within a 30 mile radius of us is being gifted apple butter this week!

I would definitely recommend making this apple butter! It is a fun (and FRUGAL!) experience.

All of the butter making I have been doing (Coconut, Almond, Apple) has me thinking about condiments. Which leads me to today’s question: What is your favorite condiment?


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

13 responses »

  1. I *love* apple butter! …..Pumpkin butter is my all time favorite though! Mmmmm! It just goes on everything this time of year!!!!
    Way to be frugal AND make something delicious all at the same time!

  2. Yum! Inexpensive and tasty is a win in my book! 🙂

    Hmm, favorite condiment is probably this spicy horseradish mustard from Wegmans!

  3. i bet this makes the house smell delicious! apple butter is so good. but my all time favorite condiment is probably bbq sauce 🙂 i can’t get enough of it!

  4. I also love spicy mustard. Balsamic vinegar gets a shout out, too.

  5. Yumm I love love loveee apple butter (do you think I like it? 🙂 ) I could live on ketchup, for sureee

  6. mmmm Can I be in your radius?!?

  7. RANCH DRESSING!! It is perfect with all kinds of veggies.


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