Apple season is nearly here, and it's time to start thinking in advance: how many ways can you use apples? We'd say plenty.
What is Apple Butter?
Apple butter is essentially apples (diced, peeled, or pureed) that are slowly cooked with apple cider for a little over an hour. All this slow-cooking caramelizes the apples, leading to a jam-like consistency and its traditional sweet flavor. You should know that apple butter doesn't have any butter in it. Why is it called apple butter, then? Because of its smooth texture.
Is Apple Butter the same as Applesauce?
They are not the same, but they are very similar. You could also say that applesauce is more concentrated. Apple butter is cooked longer than applesauce, which causes more caramelization. This makes apple butter darker and gives it a sugary, nutty taste. The texture of apple butter is firmer, so it goes so great on toast: it's very easy to spread, unlike applesauce, which is more watery.
How Can You Use Apple Butter?
Apple butter is incredibly versatile and goes along with lots of things!
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