2nd October 2019

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Is Apple butter good for you?

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.
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