What is apple butter good on. We substituted light brown soft sugar for both the caster in the topping and demerara in the filling and found the taste sublime! 02.07.2018 Majar Mel Lockcuff May 22, - In Appalachiaapple butter was the only type of fruit preserve normally rendered into fruit leather. Print Recipe. I made this last year and used 3 different types of apples. The dishwasher is fine for the jars; especially if it has a "sanitize" cycle, the water bath processing will sanitize them as well as the contents! If you keep a tight lid on it, that just adds more moisture and prolongs the process. Steve, I am getting ready to make your Canned Apple Butter recipe. I really enjoyed the taste and ease of preparation.