Wondering what to do with all those apples? Turn them into apple butter with this simple recipe and enjoy them for months to come!
First, peel the apples. Then, using a cheese grater, finely shred the apples into a large bowl.
Preheat the pot to 400°F/ 205°C (high) then add the sugar and water.
Lower the temperature to 375°F/ 190°C (medium- high), and cook the caramel while stirring occassionally for about 14 minutes or until the sugar has fully dissolved and turned into golden brown caramel color. You may notice some clumping of sugars around the spatula at the begining of the cooking task, this will begin to dissolve as the sugar melts.
Stir until fully incorporated.
Stir in the ingredients and lower the temperature to 220°F/ 105°C (low). Cook the apples in the caramel for 45- 50 minutes or until the shredded apples are almost pureed and completely cooked through.
Turn the heat off, then add in the kosher salt and vanilla extract.
Using a rubber spatula, transfer the apple butter to a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth.
Transfer the apple butter to a small bowl and serve immediately or reserve for later use.
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