how to can apple butter

Enjoy this fall favorite all year long! when you learn how to can your homemade apple butter! 

Make a batch of homemade apple butter. While it is still hot, get your clean canning supplies ready.


Bring a large stock pot or canning pot of water to a boil and set clean jars and lids out on a clean kitchen towel.


Dunk the jars in the hot water and empty them. This warms them through to prevent cracking. Set them back on the towel.


Fill the jars with the hot apple butter. Leave at least 1/4 inch of space at the top of the jar. Use a skewer to remove air bubbles.


Wipe rims clean and put on lids and rings finger tight. Use a jar lifter to place cans in the boiling water.


Cover and boil for time needed for your size of jars. Turn off heat; let rest 5 minutes, then remove cans to a kitchen towel.


Let jars rest on towel for 24 hours. Check seals; label and store for up to 18 months.


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