Apple Butter with Red Hots

Today I’m sharing a super yummy, fairly easy recipe for apple butter. I made it go with rolls for Thanksgiving & it goes great with ham too. It’d be perfect for your holiday table or Christmas breakfast. You can even make a big batch & gift several jars of homemade goodness. Plus your house will smell amazing while you’re making it!

Apple Butter with Red Hots - Bake Some up for Gifts This #Christmas! | http://sliceofsouthernpie.com #cooking #recipes

Apple Butter with Red Hots - Bake Some up for Gifts This #Christmas! | http://sliceofsouthernpie.com #cooking #recipes

You’ll need to get together some apples, obviously! I used honey crisp, I think they’re the best for baking. Google agrees. 🙂

Plus sugar, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, red hots, & salt.

No hot tamales will not work, you need to find red hots! I found mine at a Dollar General if that helps.

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This is my least favorite part. I hate peeling apples! Someone get me one of those fancy apple peelers for Christmas!

Peel those apples & quarter them too.

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Then place them in a pot on the stove. My pot’s a little big.

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Add the apple cider vinegar & turn the heat to high. Once it starts to boil turn the heat down to medium & get a good simmer going for half an hour, until they look mushy like this.

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Now add the sugars & precisely 25 red hots. Count ’em!

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After simmering for 2 hours & mashing a few times here & there it should be looking similar to this & smelling fabulous. I added a few drops of red food coloring to make mine a bit more red.

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Now it’s time to throw it into the food processor, or use an impulsion blender, or a bullet, or something similar. You get the idea. We just don’t want any lumps.

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Add in the juice of a lemon & pulse a bit more.

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Then you shall have this gloriousness to devour on all forms of bread or breakfast foods.

Apple Butter with Red Hots - Bake Some up for Gifts This #Christmas! | http://sliceofsouthernpie.com #cooking #recipes

So good! This will be fun to make around the holidays!

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Hope your December is off to a roaring start!

Blessings Y’all,

Cathryne

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