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Roasted Apple Butter

Fall 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Making apple butter in the oven, rather than on the stovetop, produces a delectable spread with a distinctive caramelized flavor. This is a healthful alternative to commercial varieties, which usually contain added sugars.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This is a KEEPER. Left on skins and added spices - thanks, klstorck20 for the tips. Tastes great on toast or in the Spiced Apple Butter Bran Muffins "
Roasted Apple Butter Recipe

Makes: 2 cups

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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange apples in a large roasting pan. Pour apple juice over the apples. Bake until tender and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Using a fork or potato masher, thoroughly mash the apples in the roasting pan.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Bake the apple puree, stirring occasionally, until very thick and deeply browned, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours. Scrape into a bowl and let cool.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Per tablespoon: 27 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 18 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit



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