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Bourbon Apple Butter

Bourbon Apple Butter

This easy Bourbon Apple Butter has a delicious kick of flavor! You’re going to want to spoon this over everything! 

Yield: 4 cups 1x
Prep: 20 minutesCook: 40 minutesTotal: 1 hour


5 pounds any sweet apple, peeled, cored and diced small (1/4-inch dice)

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 cup good quality Kentucky Bourbon (we used Jim Beam)

1/4 cup water

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup apple liquor (this is our favorite brand) or apple juice

2 tablespoons molasses

2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt


Coat apples with lemon juice as you cut and place in a medium to large nonstick pot.

Add bourbon and water and bring to a boil, cover and cook on a low boil for 10 minutes.

Add brown sugar, apple liquor, molasses, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and salt.

Cover, bring to a boil, lower to a simmer with cover off side letting a little steam escape.

Cook for 30 minutes, stirring often towards the last five to ten minutes as the liquid evaporates.

Puree in a blender or with an immersion blender until creamy.

Can using the water bath method.

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© Author: A Family Feast
Cuisine: American Method: stovetop