RE: apple butter
Posted Friday, April 13, 2012 at 3:07 PM
we make our own apple butter and some uses sugar and some uses just cinnamon, depending on the qualities and mix of the apples - we buy large crates of "assorted thirds" from the orchard for making apple sauce and apple butter (which is basically applesauce cooked down a bit more). So, sometimes there are more tart apples (like granny smith) and other times there are more sweet apples (like Cortlands), so some batches do use a little sugar (organic evaporated cane juice sometimes, raw sugar other times). Either way, we don't eat more than about 1/2 cup of sauce or a tsp or two of butter at a time - that's all you need really.