Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter Recipe

Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter is as buttery as can be with no butter!  With fall flavors throughout, it’s rich, creamy, smooth and oh-so-delicious!Cinnamon-Cardamom Apple Butter - When a raw apple is cooked, the transformation is really quite incredible.  It’s taken from a tart crisp bite, to one that’s soft and sweet. So soft that it’s creamy, rich and buttery!Cinnamon-Cardamom Apple Butter Recipe - so buttery with no butter!Yes, there’s no butter in apple butter — it gets its well deserved name form the super silky texture of the cooked apples.  Add some warm spices and it becomes a butter like no other!Delicious on toast, ice cream or a spoon. 😉

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Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter Recipe
Serves: makes 1½ cups
  • 2-pounds apples (I like Fuji)
  • 5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ teaspoons cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • couple pinches of salt
  1. Peel and core the apples. Then cut them into sixths and add them to a medium-sized soup pot.
  2. Add the vinegar, sugar, water and vanilla and mix.
  3. Place the pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Immediately cover and reduce the heat to low. Let this simmer until the apples are very tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Pour the contents of the pot into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Now pour it back into the pot and add the cardamon, cinnamon and pinches of salt. Place it over low heat, this time uncovered, and let it simmer for another 10 minutes, until it's super aromatic and thick.
  5. Let it cool to room temperature and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. (It should keep for a couple of weeks.)


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  1. says

    I’m curious how this Apple butter tastes! The spices are intriguing! I once ate it with clove at the dunk! Festival. It was fantastic too!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Hi Valentina, I saw your link on FBC. This Apple sauce sounds delicious as I loooove both spice cinnamon and cardamon. I usually use cardamon for my fruit salad too. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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