Home Made Apple Butter with Baked Brie

It’s that time of year again!  Holiday season is fast approaching and this means we will be seeing a lot more of our friends and family.  This also means the opportunity to eat and share lots of good food!  I love food.  In case you haven’t noticed.

So this is the perfect time for me to try out some new recipes, and do some planning for the upcoming holidays!  When I’m putting together appetizer and meal ideas for company I really try to keep things simple, and use ingredients that most people love.

This easy to make apple butter is one of those recipes!  Apple Butter is the perfect thing to keep on hand for a number of different occasions.  It’s great served on top of Brie for an appetizer, or spread on a ham & Brie sandwich for lunch, or scooped onto ice cream for dessert.  It’s so versatile!

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This apple butter is made in the crockpot over a 10-12 hour period, so that the apples and spices have time to come together and make a smooth apple spread.  Don’t be afraid of the length of time it takes to make it though, it’s really very simple.  All you have to do is put the ingredients into a crock pot and let it simmer during the day or even overnight.  Then you have the most delicious treat!

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Home Made Apple Butter with Brie

Servings 2 cups
Author Jo-Anna@APrettyLife

Ingredients

  • 6 medium/large apples cored and peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp to 2 cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch allspice
  • dash salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla optional

Instructions

  1. In a crockpot/slow cooker, mix together the chopped apples with the sugars and spices. Mix well.

  2. Cook in the crockpot on low for 10 hours, stirring occasionally if you can. Let the mixture cook until it is thick and dark brown.
  3. After the 10 hours, remove the lid and blend the apple mixture with an immersion blender until smooth.
  4. Then cook uncovered in the crockpot for an additional 1 - 2 hours.
  5. Store in sterile jars in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.

 

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There are so many ways to serve up apple butter:

  • Make a ham and brie cheese sandwich, and spread on some apple butter.  You could cook it like a grilled cheese sandwich.  Yum!
  • Serve alongside roast or BBQ’d pork.
  • Serve on vanilla ice cream.
  • Spread on toast.
  • Or….serve it on a brie cheese wheel

I have an obsession with anything having to do with Brie cheese, so I wanted serve it up for you here!  Apples and Brie are a match made in Heaven.  Major deliciousness going on.

Actually the whole inspiration for me to make Apple Butter was just imagining it baked onto some Brie cheese.  I thought it would make a perfect fall appetizer…apples, cinnamon & spices with cheese…a delicious seasonal dish.  Mmmmmmm!

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But you may notice in this picture that the apple butter is not smooth.  I wanted the mixture to be chunky on top of the brie…I just like the texture better.  All I did was take about a 1/2 cup of the apple butter out of the crockpot before I blended the rest.  This step of course is entirely up to you.

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Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place a brie cheese wheel in an oven proof serving dish.  Score the top with a knife, then place it in the oven for about 5 minutes, until the brie is softened.
  • Then mound about 1/2 cup of the apple butter on top of the brie, and bake for about 3-4 minutes more.
  • Serve with crackers or chunks of bread.
  • Enjoy!

 

I hope you enjoy these recipes for Apple Butter!

Have a delicious day!
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11 Comments

  • Reply Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate November 4, 2013 at 7:46 AM I love how you served this with brie. I feel as though I always see raspberries with brie so it's a nice change. Also, aren't those Lesley Stowe's crackers great (assuming that is what they are)?
  • Reply Ali November 4, 2013 at 9:12 AM This looks sooooooo yummy!!!
  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner November 4, 2013 at 7:40 PM This looks delicious!! I love any type of fruit 'butter'. Last week I made pumpkin butter. Have you had it mixed in vanilla yogurt? YUM!! I'll be pinning this to make very soon.
  • Reply Brooke November 5, 2013 at 12:11 AM This looks so yummy. I love the idea of having it with turkey and brie on a sandwich, but have to admit, its most likely going to be on ice cream. Thanks for the recipe.
  • Reply Pretend Chef November 5, 2013 at 5:27 AM This looks so delicious. I love apple butter. Yummy!!!
  • Reply The Hubby November 5, 2013 at 10:14 PM Mmmmm....apple butter. So easy and sooooooo goood!
  • Reply Debbie November 11, 2013 at 6:57 AM This sounds so delicious and very easy to make! I have pinned this, a great gift idea for the holidays. Thank you Debbie :)
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  • Reply Anita September 28, 2017 at 11:05 AM Do you have nutritional info? I have to watch my carbs.
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