Apple butter



apples stewed to a paste, spiced, sometimes sweetened, and served as a spread or condiment.
Historical Examples

Have at hand some more cider ready boiled, to thin the apple butter in case you should find it too thick in the kettle.
Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches Eliza Leslie

We only had strawberry and raspberry and plum and grape and apple butter in Mifflin.
Mary Rose of Mifflin Frances R. Sterrett

To conserve the apple butter for future use: Fill into sterilized jars and adjust the rubber and lid.
Mrs. Wilson’s Cook Book Mary A. Wilson

Apple and pear butter may be made by following the directions for apple butter with cider but omitting the cider.
A Little Preserving Book for a Little Girl Amy Waterman

In olden times sweet apples were used for apple butter, boiled in sweet cider, then no sugar was necessary.
Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the “Pennsylvania Germans” Edith M. Thomas

When entirely done, put up the apple butter in stone or earthen jars.
Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches Eliza Leslie

Small brown, earthen pots were used to keep this apple butter in, it being only necessary to tie paper over the top.
Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the “Pennsylvania Germans” Edith M. Thomas

But of greatest importance, both for home consumption and for the market, is the staple known as apple butter.
Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle

Grace Dart took two servings of quince preserves but declined the apple butter saying she could get that at home.
Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie

apple butter is stirred by a pole having upon one end a perforated blade or paddle set at right angles.
Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle

noun
a jam made from stewed spiced apples

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