See how easy it is to make silky smooth, no-butter apple butter. The perfect addition to a weekend brunch, and a tasty homemade gift idea!
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Today I want to share a treat that was inspired by my mom. After indulging in jar after jar of her rich apple butter over the years, I thought it was high time to make my own. My mom’s apple butter recipe is made in the microwave and incorporates a bit of butter at the end of the cooking time. It’s an easy, no fuss recipe that I absolutely love, but I wanted to try to make my own, dairy-free version of the delicious stuff. The method is quite simple: start by making a silky smooth apple sauce, then put it back on the heat to reduce for a few hours. During that additional cooking period, the apple sauce will caramelize and intensify in flavor, and that is what will create this beautiful golden, fat-free apple butter.
I like to flavor apple butter with vanilla, simply because I love its mellow, sweet taste, but you can use a classic combination of fall-inspired spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, if you prefer. This spread makes a tasty homemade gift or the perfect addition to a weekend brunch, but frankly, I like to eat it every chance I get. I love it spooned over muffins and croissants or spread over warm toast. I can see it as a cake filler or even served with a roasted meat, such as pork or turkey. It’s an excellent way to use up a large quantity of apples—very handy this time of year—but you can also substitute pears (dreamy!). In short, it’s a quick, easy, fabulously delicious treat you just can’t pass up.
See how easy it is to make no-butter apple butter by watching this short, fun video:
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