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Apple Butter - Top 5 Uses & Recipe

I often get asked by folks what someone does with apple butter? Many people remember eating apple butter at their grandparents and buy out of nostalgia. For those that don't have this memory, my girls and I have compiled a list of the five top things you can do with your delicious jar of Lapacek's Orchard Apple Butter.

1. Toast!

Apple butter is perfect on toast! Just spread a light (or thick) layer of it and enjoy! You can add a layer of butter as well to really enjoy your morning.

2. Pancakes

My husband makes pancakes AT LEAST once a week (probably more) for breakfast so it's fun to find other toppings than syrup. Apple butter is delicious when spread over a pancake (and you can still add syrup too if you'd like).

3. Peanut Butter and Jelly

While apple butter is not a jelly because no gelatin is used to make it, it does make a great substitute for jelly. Sometimes that grape jelly just gets a little boring and it's fun to mix it up a bit.

4. Oatmeal

If you're like my daughter Mercedi, you like to add a bunch of random things to their oatmeal to fancy it up. I'm pretty sure it takes her about an hour to make oatmeal! LOL! Anyway - stir in a spoonful of apple butter to your hot oatmeal and you won't be disappointed!

5. Cooking

Just a quick internet search helps you find some delicious looking recipes that call for apple butter. Here's a couple I found right away - 15 at All Recipes and 10 from Taste of Home.

We have our very own apple butter available to purchase in our orchard shop in both 1/2 pint and pint containers.

Would you prefer to make your own apple butter? Well - I have a recipe for you!

Apple Butter in a Crock Pot

by Diane Lapacek

3 qt applesauce

6 c. sugar

1/4 c. vinegar

2 tsp. cinnamon, or to desired taste

1/2 tsp. cloves

1/4 tsp. allspice

Pour applesauce into a crock pot. Bring to boil on high heat, then add sugar and vinegar. Cook, uncovered, on high heat for about 4 hours or until apple butter is as thick as you want it when you cool a sample in the refrigerator. Put spices in during last 1/2 hour of cooking. Does not need to be stirred continuously, just when it is boiling hard and about every hour or so.

If you want to make a Tart and Tangle Apple Butter find that recipe HERE.

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