Hello dear September! This is officially my favorite time of the year and one of the first recipes I still make at this time is spiced apple butter. For those unfamiliar with the term, apple butter is a thick compote flavored with autumnal spices like cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and cloves.

*ingredients :

°1.8 kg apples, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks (I made half Gala and half Granny Smith)
°300 grams of raw apple juice
°40 gm organic vinegar
°150g maple syrup (or, failing that, brown syrup)
°1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
°1 cinnamon stick
°1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
°3 cloves
°pinch of salt

* Preparation :

In a medium saucepan, pour apple cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar. Add the spices and maple syrup, then bring the apples.
Wash and peel the apples. Cut it into pieces. Put the apples in the saucepan and cook over low heat, covered, stirring regularly.
Once the apples are well heated, when there is no liquid left at the bottom of the pan (it takes more or less time depending on the size of the apple pieces and your fire but in my house it took an hour and a half), turn off the heat and remove the whole spices (vanilla, cinnamon stick, cloves) . to calm down. 
Put the apples in the bowl of a blender and blend until you get a smooth apple butter.
Pour the apple butter into a sterilized jar, and store in the refrigerator or freeze for later use.

Enjoy !