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.
This year I’ve been obsessed with mixed fruit butters, like this blueberry-plum, and couldn’t get the thought of adding fresh cranberries to my apple butter out of my head. It turns out that this is one of the prettiest and most flavorful of all.