Granny Beck's Apple Butter

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for butter made from apples and cider, and spiced with cloves, cinnamon and allspice.
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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

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