Oven Apple Butter
Cinnamon-spiced oven baked Granny Smith apple butter.
8 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
1 cup apple juice
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Cook diced apple and juice in a Dutch oven over medium heat 30 minutes or until apple is tender. Stir until apple is mashed. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Pour apple mixture into a lightly greased 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish.
- Bake at 275°F (135°C) for 4 1/2 hours, stirring every hour, or until spreading consistency. Cover and chill.
Makes 3 cups.
Variation: For Spiced Oven Apple Butter: Increase cinnamon to 2 teaspoons and add 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice.