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Cooking With the Wood Sisters

Sally and Kathryn Wood bring their lifetimes of thinking about, preparing, and eating good food to Cooking with the Wood Sisters. They invite friends and family members onto their show to talk about and share favorite recipes.

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Sally Wood (above) lives in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Kathryn Wood (right) lives in Bend, Oregon.

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September 2023

Betsey Wade’s Apple Butter



1. 4 cups of sliced and cored apples. Leave skin on. Choose a variety of apples.

2. ½ cup water

3. 1 ½ cups apple cider

4. ¼ tsp each:




5. Optional: 1 – 1 ½ cups granulated or light brown sugar. (Adding sugar will depend on the apples’ flavor.)



1. Put all the ingredients into a medium size sauce pan.

2. Cook, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, over medium-low heat until thick and creamy (i.e., spreadable).

3. Press the cooked mixture through a sieve to remove the peels.

4. Cool to room temperature. Transfer to jars. Refrigerate.

5. Use refrigerated apple butter within 3 months. Apple butter can be frozen.


The recipe can be doubled, tripled, etc.

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