apple butter


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dunk them in apple butter mustard for a *chef’s kiss* moment worth savoring. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 10 Jan. 2023 Glazed pork tenderloin, 5-ounce pork tenderloin, hoppin’ john, braised kale greens, apple butter glaze, popped sorghum ($15); spicy tuna and kimchi, kimchi rice noodle pancake, spicy tuna, pickled cucumber ($22). Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 30 Dec. 2020 The apple tart with apple butter gelato and spiced caramel is the ideal sweet ending. Lauren Saria, The Arizona Republic, 17 Sep. 2020 This apple cake has both apples and apple butter to deliver the signature fall flavor. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Feb. 2023 Get your latkes served with applesauce and sour cream ($16) and add on more toppings with lox and sour cream ($18), pastrami and sauerkraut ($15) and housemade apple butter ($8). Samantha Nelson, Chicago Tribune, 13 Dec. 2022 Combine 1/4 cup apple butter and 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 10 Jan. 2023 Treat your party to a $40 box of nine sufganiyot, freshly fried milk doughnuts stuffed with housemade blueberry-chamomile jam, raspberry-lemon jam and spiced apple butter. Samantha Nelson, Chicago Tribune, 13 Dec. 2022 The photos were intertwined with shots of the trees changing color, Bosworth holding Thanksgiving apple butter and a landscape photo of a sunset on a lake. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apple butter was circa 1813

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Cite this Entry

“Apple butter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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