Moroccan inspired spiced apple and date butter. Similar to an apple jam or preserve made by slow cooking the apples with sugar and spices until they are soft and reduced down. What is left after the long slow cooking is thick, dark, sweet and spicy.
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.