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Old 10-18-2008, 12:57 PM   #16
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fld20: Care to share the recipe?? I've been looking for a good applebutter recipe.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:20 PM   #17
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I sure can I love this stuff .We do it outside over a fire in a really big pot . But here's the recipe split down to 1/3 to be cooked inside.
4gal of applesauce(we do homemade but store bought unsweetened would work)
4 lb's of sugar
2 oz of cinnamon
1/2 a bag of red hots
1/3 of one of those really small bottles of cinnamon oil
Start cooking the applesauce on low . As it starts getting warm slowlly stir in the sugar ,cinnamon , & red hots . Cook until it's thick enough to stay on a spoon . Remove from heat and add cinnamon oil . And it's done.
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:05 PM   #18
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We make our own apple butter as well....but I agree, store bought is sometimes really bad.

We just chop up apples and throw them in a crock pot with a cinnamon stick and cook it down...and down some more....and down more....until it is far more thick than apple sauce and has a brown color to it. Then we add whatever other spices we want - usually just nutmeg and a little ginger.

My mom adds brown sugar to hers, but I prefer it without any added sugar.

it's so good mixed in with plain yogurt. I like plain yogurt with shredded apple, a little apple butter and almonds or pecans........mmmmmm....
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I once bought apple butter from a store and thought it was gross too. Then i bought a jar from Lancaster (a mostly Amish town near me) and it is WONDERFUL (although loaded with added sugar). The brand is Bird-In-Hand (that really is the name of a town ) although Im not sure that you would find it in canada.
My mom is from Millersville (right next to Lancaster), and I grew up eating lots of apple butter - never came across any bad apple butter. The most common way my family ate it was on toast with little cream cheese. When bagels became popular, we always had a toasted bagel, a smear of cream cheese, topped with apple butter. I personally also like this combo on crackers (cream cheese and apple butter).

My mom also makes apple butter a couple times a year - I never heard of cinnamon hots or cinnamon oil in - but that might be good (if not a bit too sweet). Our recipe is similar to zeffyrn's.

I need to get some apple butter. I just bought some pumpkin butter the other day at TJs - good, but very sweet.

As far as the nut butters - be careful - they can be addictive, and although full of nutrition and good for you fats - they are highly caloric. I find it hard to stop at a tablespoon!
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:07 AM   #20
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Thanks Ladies!!

So it doesnt matter what type of apples you use. There all good for this eh.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:12 PM   #21
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My favorite apple butter recipe? OK!

Phyllo bread
Apple Butter
Brie Cheese
Walnuts
Shallots
Pam

Take a sheet of phyllo bread, spray with Pam, lie another one on, spray with Pam, and a final one on, spray with Pam. Then slice them into 12 equal squares. Put a teaspoon of apple butter on each square, a piece of brie cheese, and a teaspoon of walnuts. Wrap up and tie with a shallot. (Or fold it over and pierce with a toothpick) Bake at 350 til crispy.



Per Square
Calories: 50
Fat: 2g
Sat Fat: 0.5g
Sodium: 35mg
Carbs: 7g
Sugar: 3g
Protein: 1g

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I was going to add you dont actually have to use the red hots . You can also lower the sugar to taste we did less sugar in our batch today and it turned out quite nicelly.
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wow! crazy to hear people from the lancaster/millersville area on here, that's where I grew up! I've had lots of apple butter, always either homemade or bought at market where I guess it was technically still homemade, just not by my family! I've always really liked it, but then I've never had any mass produced "brands."
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:23 PM   #24
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I have heard almond butter is quite tasty, although I have never been able to cough up the 8 dollars to pay for it.
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I do like peanut butter though
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