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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!

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, sweetened entirely from fresh fruit!

free from: gluten, dairy, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 57 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs honeycrisp apples stem & core removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup medjool dates pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk lite or full fat
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Carefully transfer slow cooker contents to a blender or use an immersion blender to puree apple mixture until completely smooth.
  3. Stir in salt and coconut milk.

Recipe Notes

You can peel the apples if you'd like, but I did not. I have a high-powered Vitamix blender, so the peels blend easily. If you have a weaker blender and struggle to achieve a smooth puree, 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. The nutrition information has been calculated using full fat canned coconut milk.

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.

Leftovers can be frozen in airtight freezer-safe storage containers up to 3-4 months.

Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Butter
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 57
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.