Made on the stovetop in a Dutch oven, this caramel apple butter is the perfect holiday gift or sweet roll filling. You'll find dozens of uses for this dark, smooth, silky apple butter.

Start by washing your apples in warm water and cleaning with a cloth towel. Once cleaned, peel, core and dice the apples.

Use an immersion blender or tabletop blender to smooth the apple butter into a puree. Return the smoothed mixture to the pot and simmer again uncovered for about 30 minutes, stirring constantly.