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12-08-2002, 08:43 AM
I have nearly a whole jar of apple butter in the refrigerator. I would sure like to put the apple butter to use, so kf you have a recipe that uses apple butter could you please post it?
12-09-2002, 03:38 AM
12-09-2002, 04:43 AM
What about this one from the December 2001 issue:
Spicy Apple-Glazed Chick 'n' Grits Gorgonzola
"Sweet apples and savory grits make a tantalizing team."
Published: Cooking Light- 12/01/01
4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
1/4 cup apple butter
1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Gorgonzola Cheese Grits
2 tablespoons chopped green onion tops
Fresh oregano (optional)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Preheat oven to 350&176;.
Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Place chicken in a baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Combine apple butter, mustard, salt, red pepper, and black pepper; brush over chicken. Bake at 350&176; for 20 minutes. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Spoon Gorgonzola Cheese Grits into each of 4 shallow serving bowls. Top with chicken; sprinkle with green onions. Garnish with oregano, if desired.
YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup grits, 3 ounces chicken, and 1-1/2 teaspoons green onions)
calories: 371 carbohydrates: 21.5 g cholesterol: 94 mg fat: 12.4 g sodium: 1 mg protein: 41.8 g calcium: 190 mg iron: 6.8 mg fiber: 1 g
12-09-2002, 06:00 AM
here are two threads with ideas.
12-09-2002, 08:28 AM
Easy recipe -
make sausage into balls. Cook through & browned in a skillet. Drain the fat. Pour apple butter on top of the sausage balls. Serve as a warm appetizer. Very yummy.
12-09-2002, 08:34 AM
This recipe is delicious, and I think it's even better as cupcakes than as a cake:
Applesauce Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Recipe By :
Serving Size : 20 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Desserts Oct '97
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chilled light butter
1 1/2 cups chunky applesauce
1/4 cup apple butter
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
Cream Cheese Icing (recipe follows)
1/4 cup chopped pecans -- toasted
CREAM CHEESE ICING
1 1/2 teaspoons chilled light butter
4 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese -- chilled (1/2 of 8-ounce block)
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350º. Beat sugar and butter at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add applesauce, apple butter, egg whites, and egg; beat well. Add flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt); beat well. Stir in raisins.
Pour batter into a 13 × 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350º for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Spread Cream Cheese Icing over cake, and sprinkle with pecans.
Serving Size: 1 slice
To Make Cream Cheese Icing:
Beat butter and cheese at high speed of a mixer until fluffy. Add sugar; beat at low speed until well-blended. Add vanilla; beat well.
Yield: 1 cup
"Cooking Light, October 1997, p.140"
"© Cooking Light"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 263 Calories; 6g Fat (19.9% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 51g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 24mg Cholesterol; 215mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat; 2 Other Carbohydrates.
12-09-2002, 08:59 AM
Apple butter also beats the heck out of applesauce as a fat replacer in any kind of baking in which fruit puree is an appropriate fat replacer...
12-09-2002, 09:18 AM
This recipe was posted by pwrmom not long ago. It's really good.
APPLE-BUTTER BRAN MUFFINS
Makes 1 dozen muffins
These are dense, grainy, fruity and delicious--in short, everything I love in a hearty breakfast muffin. And they've got a double dose of apple: finely diced fresh apples and dark, spiced apple butter (Smucker's brand is good), which adds both flavor and moisture, for good keeping
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup unprocessed wheat bran or oat bran
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup low-fat milk (I used skim)
1/2 cup spiced apple butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons molasses
1 cup finely diced peeled apple (any variety)
1. Preheat oven to 375. Coat 12 standard-size (2 1/2") muffin cups with cooking spray. Put raisins in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside.
2. Whisk all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Stir in bran.
3. Wisk egg, milk, apple butter, brown sugar, oil and molasses in a large bowl until blended. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Drain the raisins; add them and the diced apple to the bowl. Stir with as few deft strokes as possible, until the batter is evenly moistened.
4. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups; the batter should more or less reach the top of the pan. Bake the muffins on the center rack for 18 to 22 minutes (I took mine out @ 18). The tops will be springy to the touch. Let the muffins cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then loosen the edges and turn out onto the rack to cool slightly. Serve.
Per Muffin: 215 Calories; 6 g Total Fat (1 g Sat, 3 g Mono), 18 mg Cholestrol; 40 g Carbohydrate; 4 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 163 mg Sodium
I use applebutter as a fat replacer in quick breads and spice-type cakes.
12-09-2002, 02:58 PM
Thanks for posting these recipes and ideas! I know now that I bought the jar of apple butter for the Applesauce Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and it was delicious. Thanks for reminding me of that recipe!
My idea is why not use it to cook with some left over ham. I saute the ham and add the butter and adjust the seasnonings. add a little pince of cinnomin and add a little bit of water and vola ham with apple butter.
Kind of late seeing this thread, but we use apple butter in place of barbeque sauce on pork chops. Just season and grill the chops then put the apple butter on as you would the barbeque sauce. Great with cooked cabbage as a side dish.
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