apple butter

  1. apples stewed to a paste, spiced, sometimes sweetened, and served as a spread or condiment.

Origin of apple butter

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75

Words Nearby apple butter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use apple butter in a sentence

  • Apple and pear butter may be made by following the directions for apple butter with cider but omitting the cider.

  • Valuable for stock and for apple-butter; Season, October to January.

    American Pomology | J. A. Warder
  • Combine apple butter, beaten eggs, sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon and mix well.

  • I sell my culls to hundreds of farmers in this and adjoining counties for canning, apple-butter, etc.

    The Apple | Various
  • Three Sundays ago he turned around before he went out and said, 'Do you like apple-butter?'

    The Gentleman From Indiana | Booth Tarkington

British Dictionary definitions for apple butter

apple butter

  1. a jam made from stewed spiced apples

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