Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter

Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter

Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter tastes like caramel sauce drizzled over apple pie, but it’s totally plant-based and has zero added sugar!

Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter tastes like caramel sauce drizzled over apple pie, but it's totally plant-based and has zero added sugar!

Hiiii and get ready for some yummmm!

Let me introduce you to Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter: aka the apple butter my family is obsessed with. Why so obsessed?

Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter tastes like caramel sauce drizzled over apple pie, but it's totally plant-based and has zero added sugar!

  • It’s made in a slow cooker – easy peasy!
  • There is no added sugar! The apple butter is sweetened entirely by apples and nature’s candy: medjool dates!
  • It’s lightly spiced with a touch of cinnamon for a classic apple butter flavor.
  • It’s got a natural caramel flavor from the caramel notes of the dates, the complexity of flavor that develops from cooking low and slow in the slow cooker, and being blended with coconut milk and salt at the end to really capitalize on the caramel notes.

Basically, it’s yum. In fact, my husband dubbed this the “apple butter that tastes like caramel drizzled over apple pie”.

Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter tastes like caramel sauce drizzled over apple pie, but it's totally plant-based and has zero added sugar!

It’s delicious no matter how you take it. We’ve tried this Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter a few different ways:

  • mixed in oatmeal
  • drizzled over Greek yogurt (or ice cream!)
  • drizzled over dried apple slices for “apple nachos”
  • with fresh honeycrisp apple slices dipped into it
  • on toast

You can freeze it to enjoy year round, or gift it to friends and family during this most wonderful time of the year. 🙂

Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter tastes like caramel sauce drizzled over apple pie, but it's totally plant-based and has zero added sugar!

If you’re a fan, be sure to let us know! Take a pic and share your thoughts with us on the Nutrition to Fit Facebook page, or over on Instagram (be sure to tag me – @nutritiontofit – and use the hashtag #nutritiontofit). Let me know what creative uses you find for this delicious Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter.

Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter

30 minPrep Time:

4 hrCook Time:

4 hr, 30 Total Time:

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs honeycrisp apples, stem & core removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 c. medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1 c. water
  • 3 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c. canned coconut milk (lite or full fat)

Instructions

Combine apples, dates, water, vanilla, and cinnamon in a slow cooker. Cook 3-4 hours on high heat or 6-8 hours on low heat.

Carefully transfer slow cooker contents to a blender or use an immersion blender to puree apple mixture until completely smooth.

Stir in salt and coconut milk.

Notes

You can peel the apples if you want to, but I did not. I have a high-powered Vitamix blender, so the peels blended easily. If you have a weaker blender or immersion blender and you struggle to puree things smooth, you may want to peel your apples. I prefer the sweet-tart flavor of honeycrisp, but you can use any type of apple! You can use full fat or lite canned coconut milk for best results. I have not tested it with any other alternatives, but something like almond milk that's a little thinner may not make the apple butter as creamy. Jaime from moderndayfox.com adapted this for the Instant Pot: soak the dates in hot water for a few minutes, then combine ingredients in the Instant Pot or 20 minutes on High Pressure with a Quick Release.

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Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter tastes like caramel sauce drizzled over apple pie, but it's totally plant-based and has zero added sugar!

6 Responses to Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter

  1. I converted this recipe to the Instant Pot! 20 Minutes High pressure with a quick release. It was PERFECT! I took some to a couple neighbors and they went nuts over it. I posted your recipe in the Instant Pot Community and hope it drives lots of people to your site!
  2. Jaime, that is the best comment ever!! You totally made my day! Thank you SO MUCH - I'm going to update the recipe with a note sharing your Instant Pot method! THANK YOU!!!

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