• 1 c. apple butter
  • 1 c. pumpkin
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
Combine apple butter, pumpkin, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Add eggs and mix well. Add milk gradually. Pour into pie shell and bake at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes. Enjoy !



  • 1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
  • 1 cup Libby's solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 cup nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup undiluted evaporated milk
  • Crumble Topping
In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, apple butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Add eggs and evaporated milk; mix until well blended. Pour into pie crust. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.

Crumble Topping: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour, 3 tablespoons softened butter, 5 tablespoons sugar, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Blend until crumbly. When using metal or foil
pan, bake on a cookie sheet. When using glass, do not use cookie sheet. Enjoy !

Apple Butter Recipe I

Apple Butter Recipe I

* 4 lbs of good cooking apples (we use Granny Smith or Gravenstein)
* 1 cup apple cider vinegar
* 2 cups water
* Sugar (about 4 cups, see cooking instructions)
* Salt
* 2 teaspoons cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
* 1/2 teaspoon allspice
* Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon

Equipment Needed

* 1 wide 8-quart pan (Stainless steel or copper with stainless steel lining)
* A food mill or a chinois sieve
* A large (8 cup) measuring cup pourer
* 6-8 8-ounce canning jars

Preparing the Fruit

1 Cut the apples into quarters, without peeling or coring them (much of the pectin is in the cores and flavor in the peels), cut out damaged parts.

First Stage of Cooking

2 Put them into large pot, add the vinegar and water, cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cook until apples are soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Measure out the purée and add the sugar and spices

3 Ladle apple mixture into a chinois sieve (or foodmill) and using a pestle force pulp from the chinois into a large bowl below. Measure resulting puree. Add 1/2 cup of sugar for each cup of apple pulp. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add a dash of salt, and the cinnamon, ground cloves, allspice, lemon rind and juice. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

Second Stage of Cooking

4 Cook uncovered in a large, wide, thick-bottomed pot on medium low heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Scrape the bottom of the pot while you stir to make sure a crust is not forming at the bottom. Cook until thick and smooth when a bit is spooned onto a cold plate and allowed to cool (1 to 2 hours). You can also cook the purée on low heat, stirring only occasionally, but this will take much longer as stirring encourages evaporation. (Note the wider the pan the
better, as there is more surface for evaporation.)


5 There are several ways to sterilize your jars for canning. You can run them through a short cycle on your dishwasher. You can place them in a large pot (12 quart) of water on top of a steaming rack (so they don't touch the bottom of the pan), and bring the water to a boil for 10 minutes. Or you can rinse out the jars, dry them, and place them, without lids, in a 200°F oven for 10 minutes.
6 Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal. If you plan to store the apple butter un-refrigerated, make sure to follow proper canning procedures. Before applying the lids, sterilize the lids by placing them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Wipe the rims of the jars clean
before applying the lids. I use a hot water bath for 10 minutes to ensure a good seal.

As an alternative to stove cooking the puree you can cook uncovered in a microwave, on medium heat to simmer, for around 30 minutes. The apple butter recipe is ready....!


Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter Recipe

- 4 pounds apples -mix several varieties, if possible
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup apple cider or water
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 lemon (optional)


* If you will be canning the apple butter, get suitable jars, lids and rings ready. In a large pot or water bath canner, cover jars with water and boil 10 minutes. Turn off heat and drop lids in.
* Peel, core and cut up the apples. Combine with the cider or water and cook until the apples are soft.
* Add sugar, salt, spices and, if using, the juice and zest from a lemon. Continue to cook over low heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, until the mixture is very thick. (Test by scooping up a heaping spoonful. The mixture should keep its rounded shape and not flatten out.)
* To process: with tongs, remove a jar from the hot water, fill it to 1/2 inch from the top with apple butter, wipe the rim clean and retrieve a lid from the hot water. Put the lid on, snug down a ring and return the filled jar to the pan of hot water. Continue until all jars are filled and/or the butter is gone.
* Return the pan of filled jars to the stove. Add more hot water if necessary to completely cover jars, then cover the pot and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Allow to cool somewhat (or completely); carefully remove jars to a dry surface. Cool completely before removing sealing rings.
Check for seals following lid manufacturer's instructions. Freeze any that don't seal or refrigerate and use soon. The apple butter recipe is ready !




  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 c. quick-cooking oats, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c. apple butter
  • 1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix in oats and sugar. Pour in melted butter and mix well. Press half of this mixture into a greased 9x13x2 inch baking pan. Mix apple butter and nuts together; spread over mixture in pan. Sprinkle with remaining crumbly mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until brown. Cool before cutting into bars. The apple butter recipe is ready...enjoy !