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Recipe: Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Butter

Indulge in the rich, homegrown goodness of Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Butter, where tradition meets taste in every spoonful. Crafted using time-honored recipes passed down through generations, our apple butter is a testament to the simplicity and wholesomeness of Pennsylvania Dutch country cooking. Made from the freshest, locally-sourced apples and a blend of warm, aromatic spices, this apple butter delivers a smooth, comforting flavor that’s both sweet and slightly tangy. Perfect as a spread on your morning toast, a companion to your cheese platter, or a secret ingredient in your baking, Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Butter is a versatile delight that brings the heartwarming taste of Amish kitchens right to your table. Discover the authentic taste of the countryside with our all-natural, preservative-free apple butter, and elevate your meals with a touch of Pennsylvania Dutch charm.

Estimated Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hour 20 minutes

Serving Size: makes 2 cups


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple cider or juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 medium apples, peeled and quartered (3 pounds)

Cooking Instructions

1. Step 1: Place the apple juice, sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a blender; cover and process until blended. Adding 3-4 apple pieces at a time, cover and process until smooth.

2. Step 2: Pour into a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

3. Step 3: Uncover and cook 1 to 1-1/2 hours longer or until thickened. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

4. Step 4: Spread it on your favorite toasts, cheese, or add it to a dish. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

2 tablespoons: 46 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

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Candie worked in the Prothonotary’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and later at Irving Accounting and U.S.A. Cartage in Williamsport, MD.

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