Ontario Apple Butter

A perfect condiment for toast, pancakes or fruit parfaits, Ontario Apple Butter is as versatile as it is delicious.

Makes about 2 cups (500 mL).

Chef Tip: 2 lbs/1 kg is about 5 large apples.

Variety Tip: For best results, use Ontario Cortland, Northern Spy or Idared Apples.


2 lbs Ontario apples peeled, cored and diced in 1/4-inch (5 mm) pieces 1 kg
3/4 cup granulated sugar 175 mL
1/2 cup apple cider 125 mL
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 30 mL
1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 mL


Combine all ingredients in heavy-bottomed saucepan and place over medium-low heat. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until apples are very tender and have darkened (about 60 to 70 minutes). Cool. Puree using blender or immersion blender. Transfer to clean container, cover and chill in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Per serving: about 90 cal, 0g pro, 0g total fat, 25g carb, 2g fibre, 0mg chol, 0mg sodium. %RDI: 6% vit C.