Apple Butter

Butter on toast is a wonderful thing, or at least I kind of remember it being wonderful. It’s not really something that a gluten-free and dairy-free person gets to experience very often. However, sometimes I do spread coconut oil on gluten-free toast and it’s pretty delicious. I’d also heard of parsnip butter: pureed parsnips boiled down to the consistency of butter. What an intriguing idea to simmer a vegetables down to the consistency of butter. Then one day, as I spread coconut oil on my new favorite GF toast, it dawned on me: Apple Butter!

Apple Butter Recipe - A perfect and healthy spread made from just apples, salt and a dash of cinnamon. Spread on toast, muffins, pancakes, or just by itselfApple Butter Recipe - A perfect and healthy spread made from just apples, salt and a dash of cinnamon. Spread on toast, muffins, pancakes, or just by itself

I had a few mealy apples on hand and thought they would be the perfect fit for this apple butter. The recipe is basically a very thick and super reduced apple sauce. It’s a great way to use apples before they go bad, especially during apple-picking season when you have a ton on your hands. 🙂 It saves well, too! If you aren’t going to eat these right away, use a small muffin tin or ice-cube tray to freeze individual serving sizes.

Apple Butter Recipe - A perfect and healthy spread made from just apples, salt and a dash of cinnamon. Spread on toast, muffins, pancakes, or just by itselfApple Butter Recipe - A perfect and healthy spread made from just apples, salt and a dash of cinnamon. Spread on toast, muffins, pancakes, or just by itselfApple Butter Recipe - A perfect and healthy spread made from just apples, salt and a dash of cinnamon. Spread on toast, muffins, pancakes, or just by itself

Spread the apple butter on your favorite gluten-free toast or these grain free banana muffins. I enjoy mine on vegan, gluten-free cinnamon raisin toast.

– – Apple Butter Recipe – –

Ingredients:

  • apples, 2
  • salt, a couple of dashes
  • cinnamon, dash

Tools: 

  • peeler
  • stove
  • pot

Directions: 

  • peel, core and dice two apples
  • add to pot and cover with enough water to cover apples. This is to prevent scalding of apples while they cook down
  • simmer on medium high heat and cook with lid on until the apples turn into the consistency of apple sauce, about 40-60 minutes
  • mash until creamy
  • cook on low until consistency of butter, about 90 minutes
  • serve or freeze for future use
  • enjoy!

Notes:

  • you can add more cinnamon for a sweeter taste
  • this recipe would also be good with pumpkin spice mix instead of cinnamon

Apple Butter Recipe - A perfect and healthy spread made from just apples, salt and a dash of cinnamon. Spread on toast, muffins, pancakes, or just by itself
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