Recipes and Cooking Caramel Apple Butter 3.8 (6) Add your rating & review By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 1, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Karla Conrad Prep Time: 45 mins Cook Time: 2 hrs Process Time: 5 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 50 mins Servings: 96 Yield: 6 half-pints Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 ½ pound tart cooking apples 3 cup apple cider or apple juice 1 ½ cup packed brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Quarter and core unpeeled apples. In an 8- to 10-quart heavy pot combine apples and apple cider. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are very tender, stirring frequently. Press apple mixture through a food mill or sieve into a large bowl. Discard peels and seeds. Measure 7 1/2 cups pulp; return to pot. (If you have leftover apple mixture, chill it and serve it as applesauce.) Stir in brown sugar, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, over very low heat for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until mixture is very thick and mounds on a spoon, stirring frequently. Ladle hot apple butter into hot sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks. Freezer Directions: Prepare as directed through Step 3. Place pot of apple butter in a sink filled with ice water; stir mixture to cool. Ladle apple butter into wide-mouth freezer containers, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Seal and label. Freeze for up to 10 months. Apple butter may darken slightly with freezing. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 28 Calories 7g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 96 Calories 28 % Daily Value * Total Carbohydrate 7g 3% Total Sugars 6g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Potassium 24mg 1% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.