If you haven't tried apple butter, you're missing out. Quite the underappreciated condiment, apple butter is simply cooked down applesauce and can be used in a variety of uses in the kitchen, including baking, cooking, and even grilling.
The term "butter" refers to the butter-like consistency of the spread, a result of the evaporation of liquid during the cooking process, (there is actually no butter in the recipe), and can refer to many types of fruit "butters".
We are thrilled to introduce our newest butter spreads, Cherchies® Cherry Butter and Cherchies® Strawberry Butter (stay tuned for the surprise), and they can be substituted for apple butter in any recipe.
So how many ways can you use apple butter? Below are 16 of our favorite ways to use apple, cherry, and strawberry butter. We'd love to hear your favorite uses.
16 Ways to Enjoy Apple Butter Spread
- Use in recipes in lieu of sugar in an apple crisp.
- Mix 1 part apple butter to 1 part maple syrup for French toast and pancakes.
- Mix it into roasted or baked sweet potatoes.
- Use Apple Butter and pecans as crepe filling.
- Spread it on toast or English muffins instead of jelly.
- Add to oatmeal (See our Apple Butter Oatmeal Recipe)
- Mix with cream cheese and spread on bagels.
- As a side dish with any pork dish.
- Heated and placed on top of ice cream (Apple Butter a La Mode Recipe)
- Mix with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to make a vinaigrette.
- Mix with wine and Cherchies® Champagne Mustard for a delicious glaze on pork or chicken.
- Spread on melted baked brie fresh from the oven. Serve with Cherchies® Champagne Mustard.
- Mix it with plain yogurt or cottage cheese like the Pennsylvania Dutch prefer.
- Great with turkey or chicken sandwiches. Mayonnaise on one side, apple butter on the other (Check out our Apple Butter and Egg Croissant Sandwich)
- Spread on graham crackers.
- Spread on a melted cheese sandwich.
- Add several tablespoons to a can of baked beans (hot sauce optional).
Now for the surprise...our new arrivals, Cherchies® Cherry Butter Spread and Cherchies® Strawberry Butter Spread will be on sale this coming Wednesday, December 16th, 2015. Sign up for our newsletter at www.cherchies.com, (scroll down to the bottom and enter your email address) to take advantage of our weekly sales.