Why do you put pennies in apple butter?
Half a dozen pennies were added to the kettle to keep the apple butter from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Constant stirring of the liquid was required; it was an all-day job, taking as much as twelve hours.
What is the best apple for apple butter?
BEST APPLES FOR APPLE BUTTER
Generally speaking, softer varieties of apples such as Fuji, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, or Jonagold work better since they cook down faster. I used a mix of Granny Smith, Fuji and Honeycrisp in my apple butter, and even the crisper varieties broke down well for a smooth apple butter.
Why is my apple butter not thick?
Apple Butter is best when it has a nice thick consistency. To thicken it, after you blend it in the blender, cook it in the slow cooker on HIGH uncovered for about 1 hour, stirring it every so often. It will thicken more as it cools.