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
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.