Stovetop Apple Bourbon Butter

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The Apple Bourbon Butter is cooked on the stovetop and contains plenty of warm spices, bourbon, and jarred applesauce. No peeling and dicing of apples needed and it comes together in a half hour! Set it on the stove and get started on the pancakes. It’ll be done by the time your last pancake comes off the griddle. Stored in an air-tight container in the fridge, I’d keep it no longer than one week – if it lasts that long.

The Apple Bourbon Butter can be used on pancakes, waffles, bagels, toasts, or stirred into oatmeal.

Stovetop Apple Bourbon Butter

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 cup applesauce

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

3 tsp. bourbon

1.5  tsp. molasses

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground allspice

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg


  1. In a medium pot, bring everything to a simmer over medium low heat.
  2. Stir every three minutes to eliminate burning.
  3. Allow to cook for approximately 30 minutes or until thickened and liquid pooling on the top of the apple butter is reduced. (Finished product should like like a very “dry” applesauce with no excess water)
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to airtight container and store in fridge for up to one week. This makes about 8 2 T. servings.

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