Happy Thursday! Have you heard of apple butter? I hadn’t until last winter, I think it might be an American thing.
So I made a batch the other day with some fresh ginger root and a sprinkle of cinnamon and let me tell you, it tastes like autumn in a jar!
It’s so damn good and incredibly versatile as well. Apple butter makes the most delicious, festive pancake topping, is great on a slice of toasted sourdough and is just an all round amazing baking ingredient. Which you’ll find out soon enough here on My Vibrant Kitchen…
Plus it’s super easy to make! As you can tell, I’m obsessed and can’t wait for you guys to give it a try!
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- 550 g cored & diced apples (about 6 medium size)
- 1 thumb fresh ginger root, peeled and diced
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- Maple syrup to taste
- Wash, core and dice the apples and then weigh them. You can peel the apples first. It's not absolutely necessary but helps if you want a very smooth end result but don't have a high power blender.
- Place the apples and ginger in a sauce pan on low to medium heat. Cover with a lid and stir every couple of minutes to avoid them sticking to the bottom of the pan. The goal is to cook them for a long time on low heat.
- Once the apples are nice and soft and are falling apart, add the cinnamon and let them simmer for another 10 minutes. You want the apples to be very tender, to smell slightly caramelised and the liquid to evaporate.
- Let the apples cool down to room temperature and then place them in a blender. Blitz until smooth and creamy and add maple syrup to taste.
- Depending on the variety of apples you used and how sweet you want your apple butter you might not have to add any.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for several months. Enjoy!