apple butter

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Definition of apple butter

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

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Davis will have carrots and potatoes available this week, along with eggs, cuts of pork, raspberry jam, pumpkin butter and apple butter. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s a great time to fill the freezer with Alaska-grown beef," 11 Apr. 2018 Breakfast Get your day started with 1/2 cantaloupe topped with 3/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese, plus 1 slice toasted raisin bread, spread with 1 tablespoon apple butter. Delia A. Hammock, M.s., Good Housekeeping, "A 7-Day, 1,300-Calorie Meal Plan," 10 Nov. 2014 Stir in 2 tablespoons apple butter, 1 tablespoon raisins, and pinch of cinnamon. Delia A. Hammock, M.s., Good Housekeeping, "A 7-Day, 1,300-Calorie Meal Plan," 10 Nov. 2014 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, Philly.com, "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

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circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

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