How to Make Apple Butter Jelly


Apple butter jelly is fruit preserve that is commonly found in local markets instead of large grocery stores. Apply butter jelly is similar to jam and often spread on toast, however, the texture is smoother and sweeter than jam. Using fresh Granny Smith apples will make the taste of your jelly stand out even more than using other types of apples. Before making your apple butter jelly you should make sure that you have clean canning jars prepared.

Step 1

Wash 2 lbs. of Granny Smith apples under cool running water and dry them on paper towels.

Step 2

Slice the apples into thin halves and peel off the skin. Add the sliced apples to a large pot.

Step 3

Add 1 3/4 cups of apple juice, 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/4 tsp. of ground cloves into the large pot with the apples.

Step 4

Stir the mixture in the large pot and bring it to a boil. Continue boiling and stirring frequently for at least 3 minutes or until the apples become mushy.

Step 5

Remove the large pot from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup of sugar. Allow the mixture to cool for at least 10 minutes. The consistency of the mixture should be creamy.

Step 6

Pour the mixture into clean canning jars and seal the jars. Use a spoon to help scoop out all of the mixture into the jars.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Knife
  • Large pot
  • Stirring spoon
  • 2 lbs. Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • Canning jars


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Keywords: apple butter jelly, Granny Smith apples, canning apples

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Greg Lindberg is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in creative writing. His professional writing experience includes three years of technical writing for an agriculture IT department and a major pharmaceutical company, as well as four years as staff writer for a music and film webzine.