apple butter
noun Date: circa 1774 a thick brown spread made by cooking apples with sugar and spices usually in cider

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Apple butter — is a highly concentrated form of apple sauce, produced by long, slow cooking of apples with cider or water to a point where the sugar in the apples caramelizes, turning the apple butter a deep brown. The concentration of sugar gives apple butter… …   Wikipedia

  • Apple butter — Apple Ap ple ([a^]p p l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel, [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G. apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. [ a]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall, W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of unknown… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apple butter — ☆ apple butter n. a smooth, sweet, thick spread made from apples stewed with spices …   English World dictionary

  • apple butter — noun Preserved apple purée with spices …   Wiktionary

  • apple butter — apples stewed to a paste, spiced, sometimes sweetened, and served as a spread or condiment. [1765 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • apple butter — ap′ple but′ter n. coo a creamy spread made from stewed and spiced apples • Etymology: 1765–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • apple butter — noun thick dark spicy puree of apples • Hypernyms: ↑conserve, ↑preserve, ↑conserves, ↑preserves …   Useful english dictionary

  • shit fire and apple butter — I am getting upset, good grief, hell s bells    You still haven t taken your shower? Shit fire and apple butter! We have to leave in 10 minutes! …   English idioms

  • Apple crisp — in the United States or Apple crumble as it is known in the United Kingdom is a dessert consisting of baked apples topped with a crispy crust. Ingredients usually include cooked apples, butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and often oats and brown… …   Wikipedia

  • Butter — is a dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk. It is used as a spread and a condiment, as well as in cooking applications such as baking, sauce making, and frying. Butter consists of butterfat, water and milk proteins. Most …   Wikipedia

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