Have a jar of apple butter in your kitchen? Here are over 20 Recipes Using Apple Butter plus answers to your most asked questions about this deliciously spiced apple spread.
Fall is here, fall is here! It’s that wonderful time of year.
Apple picking, pumpkin patches, cups of warm cider, leaves changing, cozy sweatshirts.
Mother Nature certainly didn’t miss the memo. Here in Pittsburgh it was in the 80s most of September then as soon as the first day of fall hit, boom all 50s and 60s here on out.
And since apple season is in full swing, you’ll probably see jars of apple butter and wonder what to do with apple butter?
Because I have over 20 apple butter recipes, I thought it’d be a great idea to answer your questions I’ve gotten over the years.
Not only will I explain what is apple butter, I have a list of recipes using apple butter ranging from breakfast and dinner such as my Apple Butter French toast roll ups to desserts and snacking like my Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip and Apple Butter Cheesecake.
You may even ask – what can’t you do with apple butter?
What is apple butter?
I often hear “Is apple butter the same as applesauce?” Not quite.
Apple butter is a highly concentrated form of homemade applesauce that is cooked until the sugar in the apples caramelize, giving it its dark brown color.
It has a thick, smooth texture spiced with cinnamon and clove that makes it excellent to spread on toast in the morning.
What is apple butter used for?
The easiest way to use apple butter is to spread it on toast or bagel for breakfast. You can add some slices of apple or even banana on top to help bulk it up.
For lunch, you can add some cooked chicken or even turn it into a grilled cheese.
I don’t have time to make homemade apple butter. Can I buy it?
Yes, absolutely! As much as I love to cook from scratch, it takes at least several hours to make homemade apple butter. It’s ok to give yourself a break and buy a jar when pressed for time.
I’m tired of toast. What are other uses for apple butter?
Great question! Apple butter is versatile and can be used as an ingredient in recipes, ranging from breakfast and dinner to dessert and snacks.
Use these 20+ apple butter recipes as a guide on what to do with apple butter:
Originally published January 8, 2018
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip is like eating no bake cheesecake in a bowl mixed with caramel sauce and apple butter.
Take a bite of fall with creamy No Bake Apple Butter Cheesecake with a caramel swirl and homemade graham cracker crust.
Creamy cheesecake ice cream with an apple butter swirl served in baked apple bowls.
Apple Butter Gooey Butter Cake with a homemade yellow cake base and an apple butter cream cheese layer.
Caramel Apple Butter Layer Cake with Whipped Caramel Cream Cheese Filling and Caramel Apple Walnut Topping
Sweeten up your morning with this Apple Butter Crumb Cake recipe and its melt-in-your-mouth crunchy crumb topping.
Warm French toast roll ups stuffed with apple butter then tossed in cinnamon sugar make brunch much more exciting.
Apple Pancakes with apple butter make these fluffy pancakes a perfect breakfast for a crisp fall day.
Apple Butter Baked Doughnut Holes filled with apple butter are easy to whip up in minutes.
No need to make a bakery run when you can make these easy Puff Pastry Danish with cream cheese and apple butter at home.
These 4 ingredient Apple Butter Palmiers made with puff pastry are easy breakfast pastries to whip up.
Welcome fall into your kitchen with Apple Butter Dumplings stuffed with apple butter, raisins, and walnuts
Apple Butter Galette is an open-faced pie made with homemade pie crust, apple butter, fresh apple slices, and walnuts.
Sweeten up your popcorn bowl with Caramel Apple Butter Popcorn.
A delicious combination of sweet and savory come together in this easy One Pan Apple Butter Roasted Chicken.
Apple butter onion chicken burgers are packed full of apple butter and pair perfectly with smoked Gouda cheese and caramelized onions.
Apple Butter Pork Chops with apples are so juicy and flavorful when cooked in apple butter.
Turkey cheddar apple butter panini is the perfect fall lunch. Pressed until the cheese is melty with apples, sage and turkey.
Sweet and tangy Apple Butter BBQ Potato Salad tossed with bacon, corn, and scallion