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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Recent Examples on the Web Opening-day doughnuts include a chocolate-hazenut, a seasonal apple butter and a nostalgic Boston cream pie piped with vanilla pastry cream and topped with a real Valrhona chocolate glaze. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Fills is bringing Berliner-style doughnuts to original Blue Star Donuts space," 9 Oct. 2020 Serve as-is or maybe alongside some apple butter or your favorite jam. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "These apple cinnamon doughnut muffins will give you all the fall feels," 1 Oct. 2020 Lots of apples, cider, apple butter, honey, and plums. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Northeast Ohio’s apple harvest is ripe for the picking," 17 Sep. 2020 David added more sugar to the kettles, and stirred the apple butter with a wooden paddle. Shane Mitchell, Saveur, "Preserving Tradition: Inside One of Appalachia’s Last Communal Canneries," 21 Feb. 2018 Parrish volunteers nodded, and finished their long day pouring apple butter into jars. Shane Mitchell, Saveur, "Preserving Tradition: Inside One of Appalachia’s Last Communal Canneries," 21 Feb. 2018 Dubbed Rice & Pickles, the meal would begin with a hot cup of dashi, move to a bowl of rice topped with about six fermented products and end with a sweet bite, such as a raw coconut macaroon with apple butter. Janelle Bitker,, "What goes into a pickle bowl at Bay Area’s Cultured Pickle Shop," 3 June 2020 Most popular, however, is the Grist Mill, home of Dollywood’s iconic pull-apart cinnamon bread, served hot with apple butter or icing. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "Dollywood Has the Best Cinnamon Bread in America — and We Have the Official Recipe," 24 Apr. 2020 Melissa Clark’s sardine toasts with tomato and sweet onion or grilled cheese with apples and apple butter come together in a flash. Margaux Laskey, New York Times, "Easy Recipes to Cook While You’re Self-Quarantined," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of apple butter

circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2020

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“Apple butter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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