Author Karen Solomon (Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It) creates a rich caramel sauce that adds creamy sweetness to standard apple butter; spread it on toast, use it to fill pastries, or just eat it with a spoon.
Try this apple butter inspired by soft molasses cookies and apple spice cake. It is mildly sweetened with molasses for body and flavor, and good with peanut butter, waffles, pork chops, and roast turkey.
There’s apple butter on my ceiling. That’s the issue with making any kind of fruit butter on the stovetop. That’s the beauty, I learned while making a second batch, of apple butter in the slow cooker. It’s never hot enough to burble.