Hot Buttered Apple Sauce – with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

 

A few years ago in my recipe group on Facebook I posted a picture of myself eating a bowl of hot apple sauce with lots of butter.

The comment went something like this, “If you aren’t eating your apple sauce hot with butter and cinnamon then you aren’t living!”

I was pretty shocked at the response I got…

So many people were missing out on this amazingly easy delicacy. They had simply never heard of eating apple sauce with butter.

I think I blew some minds that day!

I hope trying this easy preparation has the same effect on you!

 

 

My obsession with hot buttered apple sauce grew from the love I have for my little one.

When she was just starting to explore finger foods I would dice apples in small cubes and cook them slowly in butter with a touch of cinnamon. This made the perfect soft and easy-to-gum first food for her little hands.

 

 

Simple Ingredients Carefully Prepared

It’s pretty incredible that something as simple as apples stewed in water can taste like a bite of hot apple pie with the addition of real pastured butter and a few spices.

I choose cinnamon and nutmeg, they are so comforting and warming, to top my bowls. But feel free to play around with flavors like clove, cardamom, allspice, or five spice.

 

 

The process for making this delicious and healthy treat is so simple.

Cook the apples low and slow.

Top a bowl of the hot apple sauce with plenty of butter and spices.

Enjoy what tastes like a bowl of Hot Apple Pie!

 

 

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Hot Buttered Apple Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
 

A warm and comforting 4 ingredient dish that tastes like a bowl of hot apple pie!

Course: Bread, Breakfast, Condiments, Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: American, Traditional
Keyword: Apple Pie, Apple Sauce, Fall, Pie, Sauce, Spices, Winter
Servings: 8
Author: Butter For All
Ingredients
  • 12 Fresh Fuji Apples
  • 2 Cups Water
For Topping
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Pastured Butter
  • 1 Pinch Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch Ground Nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut the apples into chunks.

  2. Put them in a large pot with a tight fitting lid. Add water.

  3. Bring them to a slow simmer over medium heat. Turn the heat down to low and cover the pot.

  4. Cook the apples covered, low and slow, for abouut 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  5. Once the majority of the water has evaporated the apples should be darkening into a carmel like color. Stir more often now and keep cooking until the sauce is thick and completely tender. Break up any large chunks with the back of your spoon.

  6. Serve the sauce hot in small bowls topped with a large dollop of butter and ground spices.

Recipe Notes

Leftover apple sauce can be refrigerated for later eating either cold or reheated!

Try this Hot Buttered Apple Sauce over real Sourdough Waffles or inside Sourdough Crepes for a special brunch treat!

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Chantal

    I made this tonight and it is delightful with the butter and spices, just as you said. Thank you! My kids had to go to bed while it was cooking, but they’re excited to eat it warmed up with breakfast, which will be your potato pancake recipe! (Excited to try that one too!)

  2. Linda Wayne

    Oh Courtney, what a wonderful idea. I just came in from working in my garden, thinking about something a bit later that is hot with the taste of fall/winter. I’m going to wash my hands and get started on apple prep. This is so much better than the apple cake I was thinking about. Thank you and much love, Auntie

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