Don’t let the recipe name fool you! There is no butter in this recipe! This tastes exactly like apple pie filling! Makes for a great topping to cheese and crackers, or just toasted bread.
4 pounds assorted apples, peeled and chopped
2 cups apple cider
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of ground cloves
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Combine the apples, apple cider, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large ovenproof pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, partially cover and cook until the apples are soft, about 20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves. Puree the mixture in a blender in batches until smooth (or use an immersion blender).
- Return the mixture to the pot and bake, uncovered, stirring every 30 minutes, until thickened and deep amber, 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours (the timing will depend on the kind of apples you use). Remove from the oven and let cool completely, then transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate up to 5 days.
- Try it on:
- Grilled cheese
- Pork chops
Recipe courtesy of The Food Network.