There are so many recipe for apple butter, most of them take a lot of time to make (or you will need a slow cooker to make it).
And yes, most of them don’t contain butter, it gets the name “butter” from the thickness of the mixture (slow cooked apple and sugar). But sometimes I think easier and quicker is what I want. So this recipe is the quicker way of making apple butter, plus it has the richness of real butter too.
Depend on how sweet your apple is (and how sweet you want your apple butter to be), you can add more or less sugar. This recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make and you can enjoy it for a week.
If you want to keep it longer, sterilise the jar after putting the apple butter into it, and you can keep it for 2 weeks. But as it takes so little time to make, I think make new batch each week is better ^^. You can serve it as a jam or a condiment, depend on your taste. So, why don’t you spend this afternoon making something that you can be happy with it for the rest of the week (or you can give it as a gift for your friend too).
Peel, core and grate the apple into small piece.
Put all the ingredients except the butter into a pan.
Place over low heat, let the mixture boil and simmering for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Put the butter into the pan, stir slowly until the butter melt.
Remove from the heat and put into a container.
Can be kept for 1 week in the refrigerator.
(Warm before serving to melt the butter slightly)