Disclosure: I used to be requested to take part within the #iloveambrosia marketing campaign as a member of the Wholesome Aperture Blogger Community. I used to be compensated for my time and was gifted a dozen Ambrosia apples.
A enjoyable DIY foodie reward, this 4 ingredient spiced Ambrosia apple butter is fast and simple to make within the sluggish cooker and enjoyable to decorate up as a festive reward!
An apple a day…
IS THE BEST SNACK EVER. Palms down.
It’s crunchy. It’s candy. It’s received fiber (hiya satiety issue!). It’s filled with nutritional vitamins and minerals. And there’s ZERO prep time concerned. Seize n’ go at it’s greatest.
I severely eat apples erryday within the fall prefer it’s my job. In my subsequent life, I hope to work at an apple orchard so it might probably fairly actually be my job.
If I’m feeling actually formidable, I’ll unfold some almond butter or PB on my apple. And if I’m feeling wild and loopy, I’ll dip ’em in my salted caramel peanut butter apple dip.
I sometimes gravitate in direction of Gala apples as my snack selection go-to however I just lately was in a position to attempt a new-to-me selection known as Ambrosia apples.
Ambrosia apples are a comparatively new selection at solely 10 years previous, however they’re already on their option to turning into a prime 10 apple selection within the U.S. They’re naturally candy and truly occur to be one of many sweetest varieties available on the market. This implies you’ll be able to reduce on the added sugar when baking with them! They’re visually lovely – shiny crimson blush meets a yellow background. Plus, they’re juicy and crisp which suggests each chew will likely be satisfying.
They’re superior to prepare dinner with too. Not solely are they naturally candy, however they are additionally sluggish to brown so that you don’t have to fret about including slices to your salad or cheese plate. This severely saved me some nervousness when chopping. I at all times really feel like I’m on hyper velocity mode when chopping apples, hurrying as quick as I can earlier than they brown. Anybody else really feel me on the apple browning nervousness? Additionally they retain their form nicely, making them an excellent selection for baking in pies or tarts.
So what I did I do with my Ambrosia apples? I made BUTTER, BABY.
Spiced Ambrosia Apple Butter, that’s.
- 6 lbs Ambrosia apples (about 12 apples)
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Peel, core, and roughly chop apples.
- In a sluggish cooker, add apples, apple cider, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
- Cowl and prepare dinner on low for 8 hours. Stir and let sit uncovered on low for an extra 2 hours.
- Use an immersion blender to mix till easy consistency.
- Let cool and switch to mason jars for storing/gifting!
I like apple butter. I may simply eat this out of the jar with a spoon and name it a day. However to keep away from unusual seems to be from Steve, I unfold it on toast with almond butter, combine it into oatmeal or yogurt, and prime off any dessert with it. Like my vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie from final week. Golden.
This time of yr, I’m at all times desirous about enjoyable foodie DIY presents to offer family members for the vacations. This apple butter packs completely in mason jars and slightly twine and bow goes a protracted option to make this a festive reward.
Inform me, have you ever ever made apple butter? What’s your favourite apple butter pairing?