Go further than just slathering preserves on toast with these delicious and creative apple butter uses.
It is also nice to share those jars in recipes using apple butter with friends and family in new and different ways.
Apple Butter Gifts
Let me just say that I’m a big believer in sharing jars of homemade preserves as a simple gift often. There’s no reason a jar of apple butter can’t be tucked into care packages and gift baskets.
However, there are times when we want to go a little extra mile – so why not share some apple butter bars with the recipe and a jar of apple butter, for example.
It’s also nice to share all that preservation work at the dinner table for feasts, gatherings, and weeknight meals.
Start with the Best
As in all things cooking, start with the best, most flavorful ingredients. Use a flavorful, homemade apple butter, if at all possible in the following recipes.
If that’s not possible, use the best quality store bought you can find. Something with all natural ingredients is going to be your best bet.
Apple butter is indeed a sweet ingredient but it has numerous applications in savory recipes like these:
Get a sweet, tart, and savory combination in this grilled cheese sandwich that uses leftover turkey for a pleasant new way to use Thanksgiving leftovers.
Serve up an amazing fall appetizer for feasts and heck, movie night with this baked brie dish.
Use that apple butter in combination with onions and vegetables as flavorful sauce.
Apple butter for breakfast isn't exactly a new concept but here it's combined with ham and egg for a hearty twist.
Combine apple butter and spices for a savory rub for a simple, flavorful roast chicken dinner.
Pork and apples are a classic combination made even easier and more comforting in a homemade meatloaf.
Combine apple butter with sausage and herbs for an unusual and yet delicious pasta sauce.
Of course all that sweetness and spice of apple butter goes amazingly well in baked goods of all sorts.
Moist, sweet, and spiced apple butter bars are a simple and decadent dessert.
Lightly sweet and full of fall flavor, apple butter pie with crumb topping is perfect for feasts and every day desserts alike.
Sweetened with maple syrup and full of fall flavor, these are the perfect breakfast on the go.
These cookies are a great way to share apple butter in care packages and more.
An apple butter and peanut butter sandwich is a wonderful thing and you can get all those gorgeous flavors in a cake slice, too!
An apple butter cheesecake tart is a beautiful and flavorful dessert sure to impress.
Apple butter cookies frosted with a caramel frosting are the perfect treat for lunch boxes and sharing with friends.
Get all the flavor and texture of an apple crisp without having to peel or chop apples in these apple butter crumble bars.
These are a naturally sweet cookie perfect for breakfasts on the go.
When you need just a little something for dessert this simple cake comes together quickly and easily for just 4 slices of dessert.
Apple butter bread is moist and flavorful as a breakfast or brunch dish.
Don't just spread those pancakes with apple butter, put some right in the batter.
Make an apple butter layer cake perfect for serving as a fall birthday cake.
This coffee cake has a ribbon of apple butter filling for a delicious flavor and texture.