October 7th, 2008
Recipe by Paula Bowman
Prep: 30 min
On the table: 2Â½ hours
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine apples, pumpkin, apple cider and butter together in a large, shallow 12"x8" glass baking dish. Cook in oven, stirring occasionally until apples and pumpkin are softened, about 30 to 35 minutes.
Remove from oven, mash apple mixture with a potato masher or in a food processor for a smoother texture. Add maple syrup, star anise, allspice and ginger and stir well. Return to baking dish and bake in oven, stirring occasionally until thickened and golden brown, about 2 hours. Remove from oven, discard star anise and let stand to cool. Tightly sealed and chilled, apple butter will keep 2 weeks; frozen, it will keep 3 months.
Per serving (1 tbsp) 43 calories, 1 g fat, 4 mg calcium, 1 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrates, 1 g fibre, 0 g protein.