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    Question Recipes using APPLE BUTTER?

    Living near Amish communities, I always come home with plenty of apple butter which I love to spread on fresh bread.

    This is tasty for the first jar or so but I would like some recipes to use the apple butter to make breads or cake or ????

    Any good ones out there?

    DianaLynn

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    This recipe was posted by Valchemist and was taken from an old issue of Eating Well. Although they are called Hermits, it more like a gingerbread to me and very moist.

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Hermits

    Recipe By : Eating Well
    Serving Size : 20 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Cookies/ Bars

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 1/3 Cups flour
    1 Teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 cup dark molasses
    3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup apple butter
    2 large eggs
    1 1/2 cups raisins

    Preheat oven to 350. Lightly oil a 9 by 13 inch baking dish or coat it with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

    In a small bowl, whisk together the first 8 ingredients (flour through cloves). In a large bowl, beat together molasses, brown sugar, oil, apple butter, and eggs with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the raisins.

    Transfer the batter into the prepared baking dish; smooth the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the batter feels "set" when lightly pressed in the center.

    Let cool in the baking dish on a wire rack. Cut into 20 bars. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

    Source:
    "Eating Well, July/August 1995, page 78"



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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 155 Calories; 3g Fat (18.6% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 19mg Cholesterol; 123mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

    NOTES :
    These moist spicy favorites keep well (if they get the chance).
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    Smile Apple Butter

    Thanks, Mamasue

    Will try it as I like spicy baked goods. But it only uses 1/4 cup-what can I do with rest? Think I could interchange it with applesauce in recipes that have more of a dense, dark and spice flavor?

    Diana Lynn

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    Go to www.epicurious.com and type in "apple butter" in the search engine. You may need to check something to be sure it searches for that phrase and not just every recipe with apples and butter. It will list all the recipes it has (Bon Apetit and Gourmet magazines) that contain apple butter? CL's Morning Glory Muffins use apple butter.

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    Yes, Diana, I think you could interchange it. That is a good idea especially with dark, spice type recipes. I am not a fan of apple butter per se and have only used it for this recipe. Good Luck and let us know of your results with experimentation.
    A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat---Old New York Proverb

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    Hi DianaLynn,
    If you like carrot cake, Cooking Light has a recipe that uses a half cup of apple butter. It is in the November 1999 issue, page 140. You can find it on the search option. I hope this helps. Zinnia

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    CLMorning Glory Muffins use apple butter. The recipe is from a couple of years back. They were in the Lighten up section and are similar to carrot cake muffins.

    Ran a search...here they are:

    Morning Glory Muffins

    SOURCE: Cooking Light YEAR: June 1999 PAGE: 127

    INGREDIENTS FOR 24 SERVINGS:
    2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cups shredded carrot
    1 cup shredded Rome or other cooking apple
    3/4 cup raisins
    1/3 cup chopped pecans
    1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
    1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    1/3 cup apple butter
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 large eggs
    2 large egg whites
    Cooking spray

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    Apples are too delicate to be grated with a food processor, so we recommend
    using a stand-up grater. We left the skins on, but the result will be just as
    good if you peel the apples.

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine
    flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl. Stir in
    carrot and next 5 ingredients (carrot through pineapple); make a well in
    center of mixture. Combine oil and next 4 ingredients (oil through egg
    whites); stir with a whisk. Add oil mixture to flour mixture, stirring just
    until moist.

    3. Spoon the batter into 24 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350
    degrees for 25 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in
    center. Remove muffins from pans immediately; cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2
    dozen (Serving size: 1 muffin).

    Note: Muffins can be stored in an airtight container and frozen for up to 1
    month. Wrap in foil, and reheat at 300 degrees.

    NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
    CALORIES 165 (28% from fat); FAT 5.2g (sat 1.1g, mono 1.8g, poly 1.9g);
    PROTEIN 2.6g; CARB 27.9g; FIBER 1.2g; CHOL 18mg; IRON 1.1mg; SODIUM 174mg;
    CALC 21mg




    Last edited by goldilocks; 09-02-2001 at 01:31 PM.

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    Smile Apple Butter recipes

    Thanks for all of the wonderful suggestions. I have many food & baking bookmarks on my computer and will check them for more recipes. But I like to have a personal opinion of someone who has made the recipe and their review.
    I have made muffins similar to the Morning Glory-they were called Sunshine and were very good but did not include the apple butter so that will be a definite one to try.
    Also, carrot cake sounds like a good fit for apple butter.

    Thanks again for good information!

    DianaLynn

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    DianaLynn,

    I have made the Morning Glory Muffins and they are DELICIOUS! They are VERY moist and almost a WEE bit "gooey"... (maybe I underbaked them?!! ) - but we loved them!

    Also, they freeze extremely well. So you can make them now, and enjoy them one at a time whenever the "mood strikes"!

    (Speaking of the "mood striking"... I think I have to go make a batch now!!!) Really!

    Lynn
    I take life with a grain of salt... a wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila.

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