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Roasted Apple Butter

  • SERVINGS: MAKES ABOUT 3 CUPS
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN
  1. 2 3/4 pounds McIntosh apples (about 8)—peeled, quartered and cored
  2. 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Arrange the apples in a large roasting pan. Pour the apple juice over the apples and bake for 30 minutes, or until tender and browned. Lower the oven to 350°.
  2. Using a fork or potato masher, thoroughly mash the apples in the roasting pan. Bake the apple puree, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours, or until very thick and deeply browned. Scrape into a bowl and let cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Make Ahead The apple butter can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Serve With Bacon Biscuits with Roasted Apple Butter