You are here: Home » Recipes » Old-Fashioned Apple Butter Old-Fashioned Apple Butter Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 4 to 5 cups A favorite from Pennsylvania Dutch Country. PrintEmail Ingredients 4 pounds tart apples2 cups cider3 to 4 cups sugar2 teaspoons cinnamon1 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground allspice Instructions Cut apples into quarters, but do not peel or seed them. Combine apples with cider in an enameled pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to its lowest point, and cover the pot. Simmer the apples, stirring occasionally, for about 25 minutes, or until soft. Remove from heat, and with back of wooden spoon, mash apples through a sieve. Measure pulp and put into a 6-quart pan. Add 1/3 cup sugar for every cup of pulp. Add cinnamon and spices. Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, until a tablespoon of the butter will stick to a saucer when turned upside down (about 4 hours). Put into freezer containers. Freeze. Refrigerate after opening. Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Rochester’s Applehood & Motherpie (The Junior League of Rochester, Inc., 1981).