January 27, 2017

Nature's Path Maple Spiced Apple Butter


It's a New Year, New Organic You!

Boy, do I have something delicious to share with y'all today!
 I have teamed up with a fantastic company, Nature's Path,  to share with you their beautiful new ebook titled: Your Guide to Organic Food: The benefits of organic & how to make the switch. The book includes tips about how to make organic food work in your life like learning how to make your food choices budget friendly, tips on pantry swapping foods, a shopping guide, and of course, recipes!

  Today I am sharing my favorite recipe from the ebook, Maple Spiced Apple Butter. This delicious spread is not only easy to make but also filled with the flavors I love: cinnamon, cardamom, and maple and even better, it's sugar free! Scroll down for the mouthwatering recipe and be sure to check out the link to download your own copy of the new ebook!

Nature's Path has a longstanding history of supporting organic farming and producing organic food. At Nature's Path all of their products are certified organic and non-gmo and they believe organic food is the healthiest choice for our bodies and the planet.


Get your FREE copy of the new ebook from Nature's Path: Your Guide to Organic Food: The benefits of organic & how to make the switch by visiting here: 
http://go.naturespath.com/your-guide-to-organic-food

Can you tell these two loved their apple butter topped waffles this morning? 

Apple butter is applesauce that is cooked down for a few hours, reducing it to a thick and caramel like spread with a very concentrated and beautiful apple flavor. This sugar free spread is delicious smeared on toast, or as a topping for oatmeal, waffles or pancakes.

Ingredients:

Makes 2 cups
  • 3 pounds organic apples, peeled, cored and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 3 thin slices of fresh ginger
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 1 star anise
  • ½ cup apple cider (juice)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Directions:

  1.  Place the cardamom pods, star anise and ginger onto a small piece of cheesecloth, tie up the corners with a piece of kitchen string to create a little pouch. (to avoid fishing around for them later)
  2. Add the spice bundle, chopped apples, apple cider, maple syrup, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks to a medium sized pot.
  3. Place the lid on the pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat. 
  4. Lower head to medium low and simmer for 30 - 35 minutes with the lid slightly ajar. Cook until the apples are soft and beginning to break down. Be sure to give it a stir every 10 minutes or so, to avoid sticking.
  5. Once the apples are cooked, take the pot off the heat and remove the spice bundle and
  6. cinnamon sticks.
  7. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  8.  Transfer the apple mixture to a blender, food processor or use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. Be sure to allow the steam to escape while processing in a blender or food processor.
  9. Transfer the blended apple mixture to a 9 x 13 inch pan and place in the preheated
  10. oven. Cook for 1 ½ to 1 ¾ hours, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes. The mixture will thicken considerably and turn from a yellowish pink to a deep golden brown color when ready.
  11. Remove from oven and cool. It will thicken up even more as it cools.
  12. Transfer to a clean jar and store in the fridge for up to two weeks. For longer storage, freeze or can the apple butter.
Description and recipe from Nature's Path ebook: Your Guide to Organic Food: The benefits of organic & how to make the switch . 
Get your FREE copy of the new ebook by visiting here: 
http://go.naturespath.com/your-guide-to-organic-food

This recipe uses whole spices to flavor the apple butter.
I bought mine in the bulk section at Whole Foods and HEB.

You can use a cheesecloth like the recipe recommends or I simply used a tea strainer.
Beautiful, crisp, organic apples are the best!
I used my favorite: Red Delicious.
I love that this is a sugar free recipe!
Maple syrup sweetens the apple butter naturally.
Add 3lbs of peeled and chopped apples to a medium sized pot.
Mix in apple cider, maple syrup, and fresh lemon juice.
Now add the spice bundle and the cinnamon sticks.
Place the lid on the pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
Lower head to medium low and simmer for 30 - 35 minutes with the lid slightly ajar. Cook until the apples are soft, stirring often.
Once the apples are cooked, take the pot off the heat and remove the spice bundle and
cinnamon sticks .
Transfer the apple mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth.
Transfer the blended apple mixture to a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 325 degrees.
Cook for 1 ½ to 1 ¾ hours, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes.
The mixture will thicken considerably and turn from a yellowish pink
 to a deep golden brown color when ready.
 
Remove from oven and cool. It will thicken up even more as it cools.

Transfer to a clean jar and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.
 For longer storage, freeze or can the apple butter.
My girls snack on apples almost every day so they were so excited to try this maple apple butter.
We had this creamy sugar free apple butter for breakfast all week on top of toast and waffles.
Best of all, our tummies were full and my heart is happy knowing I am feeding my girls a delicious homemade spread that is sugar free {and you would never know!}.
Get your FREE copy of the new ebook from Nature's Path:
Your Guide to Organic Food: The benefits of organic & how to make the switch 
by visiting here: 
http://go.naturespath.com/your-guide-to-organic-food
This post is sponsored by Nature's Path and I have been compensated for my participation. 
All opinions are my own.


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8 comments:

  1. Love Nature's Path and your apple butter looks and sounds delish!

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  2. Nature's Path is such a great company! Your apple butter sounds delicious, love that it's sweetened with maple and full of spices!

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  3. This sounds so good! I love apple butter!

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  4. I love apple butter but have never made my own. Now I want to try it

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  5. I love all of the Nature's Path products! This Apple Butter looks amazing, great recipe!

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  6. I love homemade apple sauce! And these spices sound like a great addition.

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  7. ooooo apple butter on waffles sounds fantastic!! I love homemade apple butter, can't wait to try your version!

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  8. I love apple butter and homemade is the best!

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