apple butter


Definition of apple butter 

: a thick brown spread made by cooking apples with sugar and spices usually in cider

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Make the cheese ball: Combine the cream cheese and apple butter in a bowl. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 Furman makes the gravy, and Council uses B’s lard to craft her famous buttermilk biscuits, sometimes stuffed with sticky cinnamon sugar and draped with icing, sometimes snuggled up against fried chicken or topped with homemade apple butter. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appetit, "The Unmistakable Bryan Furman, Georgia’s New King of Barbecue," 25 June 2018 Davis will also have a variety of pork cuts, eggs, raspberry jam, pumpkin butter and apple butter. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Last week’s warm weather means more local veggies at farmers markets this week," 11 July 2018 Moo Moo’s apple pie bowl, for example, includings Kellogg’s Apple Jacks topped with apples, pie crust, Cinnamon Sugar Pop Tart pieces, and apple butter drizzle. Michael Klein,, "Cereal and ice cream, together at Moo Moo Cereal Milk Bar," 5 July 2018 Both Haight and Libay also pointed to The Market sandwich (featuring Uli’s Apple Chicken Sausage, Beecher’s Flagship White Cheddar, spinach, stone-ground-mustard aioli, apple butter and a fried egg) as their favorite sandwich on the menu. Shirley Qiu, The Seattle Times, "Come hungry to Biscuit and Bean, Ballard’s one-stop-shop for biscuits, coffee and a very full meal," 2 July 2018 Cousin Mike Neice is bringing Polston a plate loaded with biscuits and apple butter, potato salad and fried chicken thighs. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "What a blind man gets from the Indy 500: 'That gasoline thunder'," 24 May 2018 Buffet features a traditional country platter with fried chicken, Huber honey ham, real mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, corn, chicken and dumplings, fried biscuits with apple butter, slaw and broccoli salad. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Treat your family to Easter brunch in Louisville at these restaurants," 20 Mar. 2018 Then the big surprise: Raney drizzles on his apple butter, spicy with cloves, cinnamon and a hint of apple cider vinegar. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Liz Biro picks the top 5 pizzas in Central Indiana," 7 Feb. 2018

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circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

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