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Zero Point Apple Butter 

There’s just nothin’ like the smell and taste of homemade Apple Butter. This Apple Butter is a MUST have-spread it on a slice of bread, muffins, biscuits, or as a topping for oatmeal, yogurt, and/or ice cream!

Makes 20 ( 2 Tbsp) servings 

What ingredients do I need for this Apple Butter?

  • Apples:Fuji, Golden Delicious, Gala, McIntosh, or Pink Lady apples work best since they cook down faster.( but any combination of these would work.) Peeled, cored and chopped.
  • Zero point brown sugar sweetener- I like to use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden or Brown Sweetener. It’s a zero point brown sugar substitute made from natural Monkfruit.
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cloves
  • Salt
  • Pure vanilla extract

What can I use this Apple Butter for? 

This apple butter will fill your home with an incredible ‘apple and cinnamon’ aroma!! 

Anytime you’re looking feelin’ like a strong, fruity, fall flavor this zero point apple butter is a great condiment to grab. This Apple Butter makes for the BEST topping-on top of muffins, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, toast, your morning yogurt, or as a sweet treat on top of ice cream or eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon. 

Try using this apple butter instead of jelly with your peanut butter or stir some into your morning oatmeal…in any case, it’s just as good warmed up and it is cold-straight from the fridge! 

I also love making a large batch of apple butter and using it for neighbor gifts, teacher gift-just fill up small mason jars with a ribbon tied around it-for a fabulous healthy, gluten-free treat or gift!

What sweetener do you recommend using for this Zero Point Apple Butter?

I recommend Lakanto Monkfruit Golden or Brown Sweetener! 

Why? Because it is the BEST TASTING sweetener on the market, has zero net carbs, zero glycemic, and zero calories!! 

Why is Lakanto monkruit the best?

  • Historically, monk fruit has been used as an ancient medicine, a healing herb in Eastern medicine.
  • Replaces sugar with a natural, healthy option but tastes just like sugar.
  • Ease of use – use it in place of sugar in any of your favorite recipes, or even just in tea and coffee. The full line of Lakanto sweeteners provides a variety of flavors and textures for baking and cooking.
  • Lakanto monk fruit sweeteners do not raise blood sugar and do not raise plasma or glucose insulin levels.
  • It has zero net carbs, zero glycemic, and zero calories.
  • Last but not least….it’s simple to find and buy online! 

 

Where can I purchase Lankanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener and Products?

You can purchase Lakanto monk fruit products online HERE.

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What is the difference between applesauce and apple butter?!

Apple butter is a highly concentrated form of apple sauce produced by long, slow cooking of apples to the point where the sugar in the apples caramelize and creates a nicer thicker darker spread. 

How do I make this Zero Point Apple Butter?

To make zero point apple butter, all you have to do is core, peel, and cut the apples. That is the hardest part!

The rest is simple-toss the apples in a few other ingredients into a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot and in just a few hours you have a nice tasty apple butter spread! 

Truly- it’s that easy!! 

First you will core the apples using an apple corer.

Click HERE for the one I use and LOVE. 

Then you will peel the apples.

Click HERE for the stainless steel peeler I have and LOVE!

 

How do I make this Zero Point Apple Butter?

This homemade zero point apple butter can be made in a slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Here are the step by step directions for the slow cooker:

Quarter apples and place in a large crock pot. 

Add all other ingredients except for vanilla extract and stir to coat.

Place the lid on and let it cook on LOW for 10 hours or on high for 5 hours, stirring every couple hours.

The apple butter should be thick and dark brown. Remove lid.

Stir in vanilla extract. 

Cook for an 1/2 hour uncovered or until thick.

Using an immersion blender blend apple mixture into desired consistency.

Place into mason jars with sealed lids and refrigerate.

Serve on breads, muffins, ice cream, yogurt

waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, or eat as is.

What should the Apple Butter consistency be?

You can use a potato masher to smash the apples if you want it slightly chunky, or if you are like me and want a smoother texture you can put it through the blender or use an immersion blender to puree it for a smooth texture! 

What if I don’t have a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot?

Don’t you worry! This apple butter can also be made on the stove. Follow the stove top directions at the bottom of the post. 

What other fall recipes do you recommend I make?

 

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs. Fuji, Golden Delicious, Gala, McIntosh, or Pink Lady apples work best since they cook down faster.( but any combination of these would work). peeled, cored and chopped.
  • 1 cup zero point brown sugar sweetener- I use Lakanto Golden or Brown Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Slow Cooker Directions: 

  1. Quarter apples and place in a large crock pot. 
  2. Add all other ingredients except for vanilla extract and stir to coat.
  3. Place the lid on and let it cook on LOW for 10 hours or on high for 5 hours, stirring every couple hours. The apple butter should be thick and dark brown.
  4. Remove lid. Stir in vanilla extract. 
  5. Cook for an 1/2 hour uncovered or until thick. 
  6. Using an immersion blender or hand mixer, blend apple mixture into desired consistency.
  7. Pour apple butter in air tight containers with sealed lids and refrigerate. 
  8. Serve on breads, muffins, pancakes, or eat as is.
  9. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or freeze in smaller freezer containers for up to three months.

Instant Pot Directions: 

  1. Quarter peeled and cored apples and place in an Instant Pot. 
  2. Add all other ingredients except vanilla extract and stir to coat. 
  3. Close the lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes, then 20 minutes Natural Release. Open the lid carefully to avoid steam burn. 
  4. Stir in vanilla extract. Using an immersion blender or hand mixer, blend apple mixture into desired consistency. 
  5. Pour apple butter in air tight containers with sealed lids and refrigerate. 
  6. Serve on breads, muffins, ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, or eat as is.
  7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or freeze in smaller freezer containers for up to three months.

Stove Top Directions:

  1. Quarter apples and place in a large Dutch oven or pot. 
  2. Add all other ingredients except for vanilla extract and stir to coat.
  3. Place the lid on and let it simmer for two hours, stirring every 15 minutes or so to ensure the apples don’t stick to the bottom. The apple butter should be thick and dark brown.
  4. Remove lid. Stir in vanilla extract. 
  5. Cook for an 1/2 hour uncovered or until thick. Remove from heat and allow it to cool for 20 minutes.
  6. Using an immersion blender or hand mixer, blend apple mixture into desired consistency.
  7. Pour apple butter in air tight containers with sealed lids and refrigerate. 
  8. Serve on breads, muffins, pancakes, or eat as is.
  9. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or freeze in smaller freezer containers for up to three months.

Servings: Makes 20 ( 2 Tbsp) servings 

0-2 PersonalPoints* per serving

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. If the number is Zero, that means the recipe is packed with ZeroPoint™ foods that you don’t have to count!

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 20

Apple Butter 

Apple Butter 

There's just nothin' like the smell and taste of homemade Apple Butter. This Zero Point Apple Butter is a MUST have-spread it on a slice of bread, muffins, biscuits, or as a topping for oatmeal, yogurt and/or ice cream!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs. Fuji, Golden Delicious, Gala, McIntosh, or Pink Lady apples work best since they cook down faster.( but any combination of these would work). peeled, cored and chopped.
  • 1 cup zero point brown sugar sweetener- I use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Slow Cooker Directions: 

  1. Quarter apples and place in a large crock pot. 
  2. Add all other ingredients except for vanilla extract and stir to coat.
  3. Place the lid on and let it cook on LOW for 10 hours or on high for 5 hours, stirring every couple hours. The apple butter should be thick and dark brown.
  4. Remove lid. Stir in vanilla extract. 
  5. Cook for an 1/2 hour uncovered or until thick. 
  6. Using an immersion blender or hand mixer, blend apple mixture into desired consistency.
  7. Pour apple butter in air tight containers with sealed lids and refrigerate. 
  8. Serve on breads, muffins, ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, or eat as is.
  9. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or freeze in smaller freezer containers for up to three months.

Instant Pot Directions: 

  1. Quarter peeled and cored apples and place in an Instant Pot. 
  2. Add all other ingredients except vanilla extract and stir to coat. 
  3. Close the lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes, then 20 minutes Natural Release. Open the lid carefully to avoid steam burn. 
  4. Stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Using an immersion blender or hand mixer, blend apple mixture into desired consistency. 
  6. Pour apple butter in air tight containers with sealed lids and refrigerate. 
  7. Serve on breads, muffins, ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, or eat as is.
  8. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or freeze in smaller freezer containers for up to three months.

Stove Top Directons:

  1. Quarter apples and place in a large Dutch oven or pot. 
  2. Add all other ingredients except for vanilla extract and stir to coat.
  3. Place the lid on and let it simmer for two hours, stirring every 15 minutes or so to ensure the apples don't
  4. stick to the bottom. The apple butter should be thick and dark brown.
  5. Remove lid. Stir in vanilla extract. 
  6. Using an immersion blender or hand mixer, blend apple mixture into desired consistency. 
  7. Cook for an 1/2 hour uncovered or until thick. Remove from heat and allow it to cool for 20 minutes.
  8. Pour apple butter in air tight containers with sealed lids and refrigerate. 
  9. Serve on breads, muffins, pancakes, or eat as is.
  10. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or freeze in smaller freezer containers for up to three months.

    Servings: Makes 20 ( 2 Tbsp) servings 

    0- 2 PersonalPoints* per serving

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. If the number is Zero, that means the recipe is packed with ZeroPoint™ foods that you don't have to count!

Notes

What can I use this Apple Butter for? 

This zero point apple butter makes for a delicous topping-on top of muffins, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, toast, your morning oatmeal, yogurt, as a sweet treat on top of ice cream, or eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon. I love making a large batch of apple butter and using it for neighbor gifts, teacher gifts-just fill up small mason jars with it, tie a ribbon around it for a fabulous healthy gluten-free treat or gift!

Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: Zero Points per serving 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 20gNet Carbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information are estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list. To accurately calculate the Personal Point value on a recipe you will need to enter the ingredients in the WW app recipe builder by going to the top bar in your WW App and selecting “My Foods” then when you are in my foods select “Recipes” then click “Create” in top corner, this is where you will build the recipe, give it a name, select how many servings it makes and then add all ingredients.

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Corki

Sunday 19th of September 2021

Sorry. Just read the recipe again (doh!). Can be frozen

Corki

Sunday 19th of September 2021

Can the apple butter be frozen?

Kelly Campbell

Friday 17th of September 2021

Have you ever processed this to store in a cabinet instead of freezing?

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