Vanilla Bean Apple Butter

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  • 3lbs apples, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves


  1. Peel and dice apples and put in pot with apple cider and vanilla bean
  2. let the apples boil and soften for 30-40 minutes
  3. blend apple and cider in blender until smooth and strain
  4. put all ingredients back into pot and with honey and spices
  5. lower heat to medium and let cook for 1-2 hours
  6. consistency will be very thick and smooth
  7. put into jars and follow canning instructions from website above


optional flavors

  • replace honey with maple syrup
  • replace vanilla bean with rosemary sprigs