A question about a recipe: Apple Butter Pie

I have a question about the ingredient "well spiced apple butter, home made or bought at the farmers market" on the recipe "Apple Butter Pie" from thirschfeld.
I'm Italian, I never heard about this ingredient, do you have any recipie?
thanks

  • Posted by: Albe
  • May 6, 2012
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  • 5 Comments
Apple Butter Pie
Recipe question for: Apple Butter Pie

5 Comments

Maedl May 6, 2012
The thirschfeld recipe sounds like it would be good. If you are in Italy, use an organic, unfiltered apple juice in place of the cider--it would be about the same thing. I would also use a old variety apple, one that is not overly sweet--you want some acidic quality in the fruit! Apple butter takes a long time to cook. It should not be watery, just thick and smooth. My grandmother used to make apple butter outside in a big kettle placed over an open fire because the apples would splatter so much while cooking. When it was finally ready, we would spoon the apple butter onto a thick, crusty slice of bread liberally spread with butter fresh from the dairy. I can highly recommend that!
 
Slow C. May 6, 2012
I should probably check out the above recipes, but all I do for apple butter is cook down (peeled cored) apples with a cinnamon stick, pass the apple sauce stage and continue to cook until it is thick thick thick. There you have apple butter.
 
em-i-lis May 6, 2012
I really like this recipe: http://em-i-lis.com/wordpress/recipes-new-format/jams-chutneys-and-other-canned-treats/spiced-apple-butter/
Absolutely delicious!
 
susan G. May 6, 2012
Here's thirschfeld's recipe --
http://www.food52.com/recipes/6762_copper_pot_apple_butter
And if you're not sure about apple cider, it's the fresh press juice of apples.
Apple butter is delicious spread on toast too!
 
Albe May 6, 2012
sorry I meant "spiced apple butter"
 
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