13 Ways to Use Apple Butter

When fall arrives, apple butter starts appearing at farmers markets. Ever picked up a jar and not sure what it is? Hint – it’s not dairy butter with apples. Learn all about apple butter, the best apples to use and how to make it at home here. Or, maybe there’s been a jar in the fridge and you’re unsure of how to use it. Well, we’ve found 13 scrumptious ways to use apple butter.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter Pulled Pork

“Apples and pork are a classic combination, and this slow cooker apple butter pulled pork recipe brings them together in a stick-to-your-ribs sandwich!” – Cassie

Apple Butter Cinnamon Swirl Bread

“Apple butter cinnamon swirl bread: a soft, moist yeast loaf with ribbons of apple butter and cinnamon sugar in every bite!” – Allie

Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies

“Apple butter is a fall must around here. It’s such a delight to spread on biscuits, bagels, and more. And it’s a great ingredient for baking, too. With this recipe, apple butter adds wonderful flavor and texture to nutty oatmeal cookies.” – Jennifer

Baked Apple Butter Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

“These baked apple butter ham and cheese sandwiches are the perfect party food. They are the perfect balance of sweet and savory and ready in just 35 minutes! ” – Nutmeg Nanny

Baked Apple Butter Brown Sugar Wings

“Baked brown sugar crusted wings sweetened with apple butter and finished with a Sriracha cream drizzle for a spicy kick!” – Chungah

Cinnamon Apple Butter Cheesecake

“Creamy homemade cinnamon apple butter cheesecake with graham cracker crust. A flavorful fall dessert!” – Rachel

Apple Butter Buttercream Cupcakes

“These Apple Butter Buttercream Cupcakes are a simple cinnamon cupcake with apple butter creamed into the buttercream for a classic fall flavor!” – Julie, Maddie and Kinslee

Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce

“Made with just a few simple pantry ingredients, this Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce will elevate your grilled meats any time of year.” – Jill

Slow Cooker Apple Butter Little Smokies

“Slow cooker apple butter little smokies are something different and delicious to serve at your next party.” – Sarah

Apple Butter Roasted Chicken With Potatoes

“A delicious combination of sweet and savory come together in this easy One Pan Apple Butter Roasted Chicken with Onions and Potatoes.” – Jessica

Instant Pot Apple Butter Pork Chops

“These pork chops turned out so, so yummy! I love that they were tender and delicious in minutes rather than the whole day it takes in the Crock Pot!” – Brandi

Slow Cooker Apple Butter Yeast Rolls

“Yep, you read that right. Yeast Rolls. Made with apple butter. In a slow cooker. This easy yeast rolls recipe is my favorite variety of crockpot bread, with a rich sweet flavor and moist tender texture.” – Sommer

Apple Butter Empanadas

“These Apple Butter Empanadas are small hand pies made with an all butter crust and filled with spiced apple butter. It’s an easy recipe for when you’re craving a quick apple dessert that can be made all year long.” – Trang