Granny Beck's Apple Butter
Kimberly visits Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams in Madisonville, Tenn., then heads to the kitchen to make a breakfast worth waking up for and she is joined by special guests from Little Big Town, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet, as seen on Season 2 of Great American Country's Kimberly's Simply Southern.
Cook time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours | Yield: 3 cups
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 pounds assorted apples, peeled cored and cut into 1 inch chunks
- 3 cups apple cider
- Zest and juice of lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
In a dutch oven over medium heat melt butter and add the apples. Cook the apples until slightly soft about 5 minutes. Add the cider, zest and juice of lemon, cloves, cinnamon and allspice. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Let simmer, partially covered and stirring occasionally for about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours until it is reduced and thickened. Mash the apples with a potato masher. Let cool before serving.