Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Butter Recipe is as buttery as can be with no butter! With fall flavors throughout, it’s rich, creamy, smooth and oh-so-delicious! When a raw apple is cooked, the transformation is really quite remarkable.
It’s taken from a tart crisp bite, to one that’s soft and sweet. So soft that it’s creamy, rich and buttery.
What is Apple Butter?
- Apple butter is a spread that has a buttery or jam-like consistency. It’s typically spiced with a touch of cinnamon.
- There’s no butter in apple butter — it gets its well deserved name from the super silky texture of the cooked apples. Add some warm spices and it becomes a butter like no other!
What’s the difference Between applesauce and apple butter?
- Apple butter is essentially a very concentrated applesauce.
- Apple butter is cooked much longer than applesauce, which creates a thicker and shinier consistency.
- Since the apples are cooked for a longer period of time when making apple butter, the apples become more caramelized than they are in applesauce. Therefore the flavor is a bit richer and more caramel-y.
What to Serve with Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Butter
- Apple Butter is super delicious served with pork, on toast, in a crepe, over ice cream or with a spoon. 😉
- I love serving this at a brunch with bagels. Just put it out along with the cream cheese, butter, and other jams and preserves. Everyone will love it!
Enjoy every last spoonful of this Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter!
Below are a few more super delicious recipes made with apples.
These are all especially wonderful in the fall and winter months, but work all year long:
- Chai Apple Bundt Cake
- My mom’s Ginger Applesauce
- Apple Bacon Roasted Chicken
- Chicken Apple Salad with Cranberries
Cinnamon Cardamom Apple Butter Recipe
- Peel and core the apples. Then cut them into sixths and add them to a medium-sized soup pot. Add the vinegar, sugar, water and vanilla and mix.
- 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.
- 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 salt. Place it over low heat, this time uncovered, and let it simmer for another 10 minutes, until it's super aromatic and thick.
- 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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