While it does contain apples, apple butter is very high in sugar and calories, making it a less healthy option. However, it is still healthier than jelly since it is made with whole apples and thus contains a small amount of fiber.
Furthermore, how much apple butter does a bushel of apples make?
For recipes, one pound of apples will be about 2 large or 3 medium apples and yields close to 3 cups of diced fruit. A bushel of apples weighs around 48 pounds and will yield an average of 14-19 quarts of applesauce.
What is the difference between apple sauce and apple butter?
While both applesauce and apple butter are made by slow-cooking apples with water, spices, and maybe a little sugar until you have something soft and saucy, apple butter is cooked much longer so that the mix cooks down even further to become a thick, glossy, caramelized spread.
What are the best apples to use to make apple butter?
For the apple sauce, you will need:
- ¾ bushel mixed sweet “meaty” apples like Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji, McIntosh or Winesap (do not use Granny Smith or Honeycrisp as they are not ideal for this purpose)
- About 1-½ cups apple juice or water.
- Cinnamon to taste.
- A large stockpot or heavy-bottomed pot with a lid.
- A large spoon.