This silky smooth, dairy-free apple butter is the perfect addition to a weekend brunch and a tasty homemade gift idea! See how easy it is to make on the helpful how-to video.
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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 dairy-free apple butter by watching this short, fun video:
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Author: Marie Asselin
I made this for my friend this weekend, she is lactose intolerant so this was the perfect recipe!
I’m so happy to read this Melanie! You definitely don’t miss the extra dairy (and extra calories) in this treat.
Your recipe is so easy to make! I love this! Apple butter is one of my favorite fall recipes…it’s so delicious on banana bread or toast in the morning <3
Toasted banana bread and apple butter is what I’m having for breakfast every day in the fall! So comforting, flavorful, and nutritious, too!
I love how easy this apple butter is to make! It tastes amazing with toast and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
The perfect fall snack 😍
I just made this apple butter and I LOVED it! So easy to make and so delicious!
Thanks Veronika, happy you loved it!
I wondered how to make this apple butter. And it does look like a very easy recipe to follow… and delicious, too!
Yes it’s super easy and you can use so many different apple varieties, too!
Loving this dairy free apple butter! It is allergy friendly and delicious!
I love this easy apple-butter recipe! I made a batch and spread it on toast. Such a perfect addition to fall! Thank you!
I’m having it for breakfast every morning these days! Apple butter might be the only thing that makes me eager for fall every year 😉
A great recipe to share with people who cannot or choose not to eat dairy. Smooth and tasty!
My family loves apple butter. I love this is a simple recipe and I really love you used vanilla bean! Cannot wait to give this a try.
The vanilla bean definitely deepens the flavor of this apple butter. It makes it even more special!
For years I would make apple butter but have given it up since the kids are all grown. You’ve inspired me to go at it again. Especially since I have the same pan as you. The pan was a Christmas present from my son — he knew I was wanting one for a long time. This will be a perfect way to greet autumn. Have a great weekend.