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Apple Grape Butter

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Apple Grape butter is interesting. It is a little like fruit butter and a little like jam. Honestly, I don’t know what to call it. But what I do know is that it tastes good. The sweetness of the apples mixed with the grape flavor is very tasty. The pectin used in this recipe makes it set more than your standard fruit butter. I like to eat Apple Grape Butter on toast, but it would also be great on meatballs with BBQ sauce.

A jar of Apple Grape Butter next to a plate of toast with the fruit butter on it.

Apple Grape Butter


Start by preparing your boiling water bath with enough water to cover 5 pint-sized jars with 1-2 inches of water. Place the water bath canner on the stove on medium heat. Next, preheat your jars. Then, prepare your lids and rings. Now that your equipment is ready, it is time to start making apple grape butter.

Making the Apple Grape Butter

Prepare your apples by peeling, coring, and slicing them.

peel, core, and slice apples

Wash, peel, core, and slice 2 pounds of apples. Place in a juicer and cook them down until they are soft. This also provides apple juice as a byproduct.

Blend your softened apples with grape juice.

blend with grape juice

Blend the apples with 3 cups of grape juice.

Add all of the Apple Grape Butter ingredients except the sugar.

add all ingredients except sugar

In a large pot, mix 5 cups of apple/juice pulp with 1/2 teaspoon of butter, 5 tablespoons of pectin, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Bring the Apple Grape Butter to a rolling boil and add the sugar.

bring to a rolling boil and add sugar

Bring to a boil.

Add 7.5 cups of brown sugar

Return to a rolling boil. Stirring constantly, keep at a rolling boil for 1 minute then remove it from the heat.

Fill your pint mason jars with Apple Grape Butter.

fill jars

Pour or ladle the butter into clean, hot, pint-sized jars leaving ¼ inch headspace. Place the lids and rings on and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath at sea level or adjust for your elevation.

3 beautiful pints of processed Apple Grape Butter.

processing complete

Remove the jars from the water bath. Allow them to sit on the counter for 24 hours then check if they sealed properly. The center will be indented down if they are. If not, place any unsealed jars in the refrigerator and use them right away.

Place the sealed jars in a cool, dry area and use them within the next 3 years. After that, the nutritional value begins to decrease.

If you have questions about how to use a boiling water canner or how altitude affects your canning processing time take a look at our canning basics videos.

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