apple butter


Definition of apple butter

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

Examples of apple butter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Softer, thin-skinned apples will cook down more smoothly for applesauce and apple butter than firmer, hardier varieties. Casey Barber, CNN, 8 Oct. 2021 Dinners are hot and ready to eat, and come with carrots, stuffing, relish, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, dinner rolls and apple butter, apple pie and apple cider. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Nov. 2021 Hangar Kafe has also offered plane rides — without Santa in the cockpit — at other events, most recently at its Oktoberfest celebration, which also included hayrides, hot-air balloons, and homemade apple butter made on-site in a copper kettle. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 3 Nov. 2021 Cooking columnist Ben Mims follows up stone fruit jam with his take on autumnal apple butter. Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2021 As with stone fruit jams, using heat-proof gloves is a great idea, just to have some insurance when pouring the hot apple butter into your jars for storage. Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2021 While the name is deceiving, apple butter contains no butter at all. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 10 Oct. 2021 FunMaster Brien is checking out Year 56 of sheer apple butter merriment. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 30 Sep. 2021 There’s a lovely patio that beckons for boozy weekend brunches, with a menu of crab eggs benedict, brioche French toast (with apple butter, naturally), and other dishes that bridge the morning-afternoon divide., 14 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of apple butter

circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of apple butter was circa 1813

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Last Updated

24 Nov 2021

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“Apple butter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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