Disclosure: I was invited to participate in the #iloveambrosia campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was paid for my time and was given twelve Ambrosia apples.
A fun DIY foodie gift, these 4 ingredients for spicy Ambrosia apple butter are quick and easy to make in a slow and fun cooker to wear as a party gift!
Apple per day…
IT’S THE MOST GOOD DEVELOPMENT OF ALL. Hands down.
It’s crunchy. It’s sweet. It contains fiber (hello satiety factor!). It is full of vitamins and minerals. And there is ZERO time to prepare. Grab n ‘go is very good.
I eat apples very erryday in the autumn as if it were my job. In my next life, I look forward to working in the apple orchard as my career.
If I feel too demanding, I’ll put almond butter or PB on my apple. And if I feel angry and crazy, I dip them in my dip of caramel peanut butter.
I usually pull on Gala apples as my snacks but I recently managed to try new apples for me called Ambrosia apples.
Ambrosia apples and fresh varieties are only 10 years old, but they are already on the road to becoming the 10 best apples in the US Naturally they are sweet and are one of the sweetest varieties on the market. This means you can reduce the extra sugar when you cook with it! They’re the brightest – reddish brown to meet the yellow base. Also, it is juicy and shiny which means that every bite is satisfying.
They are good for cooking too. Not only is it naturally sweet, but it is also slow in brown so you don’t have to worry about adding slices to a salad or a plate of cheese. This saved me a lot of stress when I cut. I always feel like I’m at a fast pace when I cut apples, as fast as I can to melt them. Does anyone else hear me about the apple concern? They also retain their shape well, making them a great choice for baking in pie or tarts.
So what did I do with my Ambrosia apples? I made BUTTER, BABY.
Spiced Ambrosia Apple Butter, then.
- 6 lbs Ambrosia apples (approx 12 apples)
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup red sugar
- 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spices
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Peel, grate, and chop the apples.
- In a slow cooker, add apples, apple cider, red sugar, pumpkin spices, and salt.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours. Be sure to leave it uncovered for another 2 hours.
- Use a dipping blender to blend until smooth.
- Allow to cool and transfer to eye masks to store / give gifts!
I like apple butter. I can just eat this in a jar with a spoon and call it day. But to avoid the odd look on Steve’s face, I sprinkle it on toast with almond butter, mix it with oatmeal or yoghurt, and add some salt. Like my vegan gluten pumpkin pie from last week. Gold.
This time of year, I always think of fun DIY gifts for loved ones on vacation. The apple butter carefully carries the jars and a little twine and a bow goes a long way to make a festive gift.
Tell me, have you ever made apple butter? How do you like apple butter?
You can too e.g.
Apple Pie Teff Porridge
There are no Apple Pie Vegetable Bakers
Slow Cooker Baked Apples