What do you do when it’s apple season and apples are abundant anywhere you shop? Sure, you can make apple pie – and trust me – we will. Or you can make apple sauce. But what’s even better than apple sauce? Apple butter. Yes, today I will share with you Léa’s recipe for a paleo apple butter.
Before you ask… No, this does not have any butter. Only apples, a few spices, and time. That’s right, it’s totally vegan.
This just looks like Fall, doesn’t it ?
Just try to taste using your mind and imagine this with me for a second: caramelized apples – cinnamon – nutmeg – coconut sugar – and all-spice. All these ingredients make a apple spreadable deliciousness. To Hell with refined sugar! We don’t need it.
Are you there ? Can you taste it ? Let me help you along a little more… Imagine spreading an apple pie tasting “butter” on your favorite toasted bread or a warm croissant. Here is a visual to help you understand what I am trying to tell you, here.
Do we understand each other now ? Are we on the same page ? This is just like spreading apple pie without all the carbs, the fats or the sugar. The title really says it all (except for vegan) : easy, paleo apple butter. Need I say more ?
If you have a crock pot (And you probably do, they are so convenient), you can just sit back and let it do all the work for you. Seriously, you won’t have to do a thing. Except give it a stir every now and then. And enjoy the smell in your house…
Once it’s ready, you will be so happy and proud that you made this. I know I was. I was happier to eat it though… True story.
You like this Paleo Apple butter ? Pin it and make it later !
I sincerely hope that you will give this a try, even if you do not have a crock pot (I will leave instructions on how to cook it on your stove top). Do give it a go, and let me know how it went for you.
Paleo Apple Butter
- 6 Cups of organic apple sauce. Preferably unsweetened.
- 1/2 Cup of raw organic honey.
- 2 sticks of cinnamon.
- 1/4 Tsp of Nutmeg.
- 1/4 Tsp of salt.
- 1/2 Tsp of all-spice.
I prefer using apple sauce to apples since it saves a lot of time. You don't have to peel anything and it cooks much faster.
- Place all our ingredients (except for cinnamon sticks) in the crock pot.
- Throw in your cinnamon sticks once everything is mixed and turn on the heat to high for 20 minutes.
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- Decrease the heat to low and cook for 9 to 10 hours or until very thick and dark consistency is reached. Stir occasionally.
same goes if you are cooking on stove top. You will have to check on it more often and stir to make sure the bottom does not burn.
- Remove the lid, and cook for an additional hour.
- If desired, you can use a hand blender and whisk to make it very smooth and glossy. I omitted this step since I like my apple butter a bit more gritty.
Recipe NotesThis paleo apple butter freezes very well. Spoon into freezer containers and make sure you leave 1/2 inch head space.
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