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Old 11-07-2008, 10:56 PM   #11
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I am sure he will love the homemade that he won't want you to buy the store apple butter anymore.

I have never figured out how much it costs to make, but I know it is not anywhere near $5.00.

This year I made my own applesauce.

The apples were free - just my labor of picking, but I needed the exercise anyways.
The jars I already have.
The water for the canner is well water so I only pay a small amount of electricity to get out of the faucet.
With the gas and electricity used - I am guessing .50 cents a jar.
The lids cost me .13 cents a piece.
My labor free.
Ingredients are very cheap (I buy in bulk).
I am just guessing maybe $2.00 a jar if that.

Best of all giving my family something really good . . . . . . PRICELESS!

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Old 11-12-2008, 12:43 AM   #12
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I haven't had apple butter in a long time, and it seems funny to me that now I've been reading about it - I have a very strong craving for some! :-)

~there might be a little dust on the bottle, but don't let it fool ya about what's inside~
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:02 PM   #13
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I made apple butter once and it takes a lot of low and slow cooking and stirring; the stuff just loves to burn. However, I did not use a crockpot. I did it on top of the stove.

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