Friday, January 18, 2013

Delicious and Versatile: Musselman’s Apple Butter {Review & Giveaway}

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While I enjoy the holiday season as much as the next person, there's always something about January that fills me with... relief. 

Because as much as November and December bring togetherness and joy, this month tends to be so much more relaxed and laid back as the world recovers from all of the shopping, cooking and merry-making.

Plus, it means the big game is right around the corner! The idea of gathering our family together on Super Bowl Sunday, the table covered with snacks, the kids making up their own end zone dance with every touchdown, my husband and father-in-law getting frustrated by no one else paying actual attention to the game... it's a yearly tradition that can't be beat!

This year I'm excited to be able to add a few new party snacks to the mix thanks to my recent introduction to a versatile, unique, delicious ingredient: Musselman's Apple Butter.

Musselman's Apple Butter

A gluten-free, dairy-free, highly concentrated form of applesauce, apple butter can be used individually as a yummy spread or in any number of dishes to give a rich apple zing.

As I had never tried apple butter before, I immediately began browsing the wide variety of Musselman's recipes to get an idea or two about what I wanted to try first... little did I know that I would end up having an extremely difficult time narrowing down the options!

Musselmans Apple Butter review

While quite a few recipes caught my eye (I'm definitely trying the Monkey Bread and Apple Butter Breakfast Cake for breakfast very soon, while the Grilled Cheese Sliders sound like a tasty and different lunch), it was the Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars that won out as my first apple butter cooking attempt.

After all, these bars looked extremely easy to make, very delicious to eat, and something that the whole family would enjoy munching on while watching the game. Bring 'em on!

Musselman's review

Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars
(I removed "Cinnamon" from the title since... well, there's no actual cinnamon in them)

Ingredients

1 c flour
1 c old-fashioned oatmeal
¾ c light brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
8 Tbsp butter, melted
1 c Musselman's Apple Butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat an 8 x 8" baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. Line with heavy-duty foil, leaving an overhang on two sides to facilitate removal of bars from pan. Coat foil with cooking spray.

Mix flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in butter with a fork until well mixed and clumps form, and then spread half the oatmeal mixture over foiled pan bottom, pressing to form a thin crust. Spread apple butter over crust and then sprinkle remaining oatmeal mixture on top.

Musselman's Apple Butter

Bake until crisp and golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Use foil "handles" to remove bars from pan. Cut into squares and serve (makes 16 servings).

apple oatmeal bars

Yum, yum and yum! These came out of the oven crispy brown and smelling wonderful — the most difficult part of the entire baking process was waiting for them to cool to room temperature.

apple butter oatmeal bars recipe

These were an instant hit! I love the way that the sweetness of the oatmeal and brown sugar complements the rich apple flavor of Musselman's Apple Butter... the kids and I were tasting as I removed the bars from the pan and I'm pretty sure that 1/3 of them were gone before they had a chance to make it into the container.

apple butter oatmeal bars

When it comes time to prep for the big game or simply to incorporate a mouthwatering product into your home – whether cooking, baking, spread on bread or more – Musselman's Apple Butter can add an unexpected, flavorful kick to your favorite recipes, dips and sauces.

Be sure to visit Musselman's recipes to see all of their delicious game-day ideas that are sure to be crowd pleasers, no matter which team you're rooting for. You can find a yummy bottle of Apple Butter in the jam/jelly aisle of your favorite grocery store, while also connecting with Musselman's on Facebook so that you'll never miss information, recipes, products, coupons and more.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be prepared to give their mouth a tasty treat as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Musselman's Apple Butter Prize Pack*!

Musselman's Apple Butter giveaway
*Prize Pack includes (1) jar of Musselman's Apple Butter, (1) multi-purpose bowl and recipe cards.

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A big thank you to Musselman's for providing a prize pack for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

239 comments:

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Julia Magnusson said...

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Christy McMahon said...

Grilled Cheese Sliders!
http://musselmans.com/recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?Recipe=506

Monica said...

Easy low fat granola.

Thanks

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

scottsgal said...

I'd try the apple crisp
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steve weber said...

applesauce oatmeal cookies

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Jackie said...

Honey Apple Butter Baked Beans

dawn keenan said...

Apple coconut custard pie!

Leslie Galloway said...

I'd love to try the Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies.

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Leah CB said...

Apple-Mushroom Slow Cooker Swiss Steak Mmmm Apple Butter my favorite!

Tina Kitch said...

Those grilled cheese sliders look delish!

Terri said...

I would make the Apple Butter custard Pie first! yum terri.moore 30 at yahoo dot com

jessica said...

I'd love to try the grilled cheese sliders!

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Chelsea F said...

Date Cookies

Chelle Thompson said...

Apple Cinnamon Buns

Kathy said...

I would try the grilled cheese sliders first.

Amy said...

Those Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies sound awesome!

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mummytotwoboys said...

I would like to try to make the Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

ooo those grilled cheese sliders look good too!

TreasureToday said...

The spicy apple butter bbq sauce

Tamar said...

I also like the apple sauce oatmeal cookies.

Kimberly Lazor said...

http://musselmans.com/recipes/PrintRecipe.aspx?RecipeID=119

sound delicious to me :)

Tammy Shelton said...

I'd like to try the Grilled Cheese Sliders. Looks gOOd!

Jennifer R said...

I would like to make the Swedish Apple Cake recipe from the site.

debbie said...

apple butter pumpkin pie

June Isbel said...

I would like to try the apple sauce oatmeal cookies first! Thanks

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to try the Grilled Cheese Sliders. :)

Ken Ohl said...

apple butter oatmeal bars. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Sylvia said...

The Apple Butter Custard Pie sounds so good

Kim said...

Apple Butter Marinade for Chicken.

Laurel said...

Apple Butter Cheesecake sounds yummy!
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Liz said...

I LOVE blue cheese, so I'd start with Apple and Blue Cheese Toasts

apple blossom said...

oh these bars sound wonderful

love to try them

melissa griffith said...

The raisin spice nut cookies.

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Erika said...

Would love to try the Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars! Thanks!

psnyder said...

Would love to try the Grilled Cheese Sliders !!! grammypenny@frontier.com

Phoenix said...

Applesauce oatmeal cookies.

Connie Lee said...

Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars

Darlene said...

I would like Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

kmcgrew213 said...

grilled cheese sliders!

DEBIJOT said...

I would like to try the apple sauce oatmeal cookies.

Rita M said...

Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

bettycd said...

My kids would love the applesauce oatmeal cookies

callbr549 said...

I would like to try the Blueberry Upside-Down Cake.

Emily said...

The applesauce oatmeal cookies!

KJ Skib said...

It would have to be the applesauce oatmeal cookies.

Ellisen said...

OOooooo. I love their apple butter!

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me which Musselman's recipe you would like to try first!


Grilled Cheese Sliders

http://musselmans.com/recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?Recipe=506

Anonymous said...

heather says the grill cheese sliders
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Amanda Rauch said...

The grilled cheese sliders look so yummy right now!!

Nikki Krutz said...

the grilled cheese sliders!

aperry said...


Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

SueZH said...

I would like to try the Coconut Cream Coffee Cake.

Carole Ingram said...

Grilled Cheese Sliders

Jan Messali said...

I'd like to try the Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Apple sauce oatmeal cookies sounds yummy!!
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janetfaye said...

I would like to try Apple Butter Mustard Dip.


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Bo said...

I'd try the Blueberry Upside-Down cake!

Cindy Merrill said...

The apple butter pumpkin pie is my pick!

Carrie Phelps said...

Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

Allyson Bossie said...

http://musselmans.com/recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?Recipe=506

We always put apple sauce in our burgers. It makes them so juicy and thick. The apple butter would add some really nice spcies!
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Brittney said...

blueberry upside down cake

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

The applesauce oatmeal cookies sound good.

Daraya said...

Grilled cheese sliders! Mmmm! :)

618mom said...

The grilled cheese sliders sound good!

Nichole said...

apple sauce oatmeal cookies

Anonymous said...

the swedish apple cake sounds good to me

Anonymous said...

the swedish apple cake sounds good to me

Gina Ochsen said...

The apple cinnamon buns look very appetizing! I would definitely try these.

kellyr78 said...

I would like to try the Apple Cheesecake Pie recipe
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Sharon Kaminski said...

Spicy Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

emeraldmaz said...

I would like to try the applesauce oatmeal cookies.

dlhaley said...

i would like to make the Grilled Cheese Sliders.

EMMAHORTON said...

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Grilled Cheese Sliders

Maija said...

The Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies look AWESOME! Great giveaway! Maija pinkmaija (at) yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the apple cobbler.

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Star S said...

I would try the apple stuffed pork chops

Anonymous said...

My husband's favorite cookie is oatmeal, so we'd try the Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies
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Debra said...

i have my own i use 1 cup apple juice a pork loin and cover the pork with applebutter and bake its very good

Anonymous said...

The apple sauce oatmeal cookies recipe looks great!

Julie B. icedmorrison@aol.com

ann said...

The grilled cheese slider for sure

Julie said...

applesauce oatmeal cookies:)

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Stephanie Phelps said...

I would love to try the Sweet Potato Apple Butter Casserole

danw78704 said...

like the Sweet Potato Apple Butter Casserole

Jennifer T. said...

I'd like to try the Kickin' Horseradish Sandwich Spread.
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Tanya M said...

I'd like to try Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Crazylicious85 said...

Apple Butter Cheesecake & Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie sound good to me!

Allie L.

Jeff Taylor said...

Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies!

Tracey said...

I'd like to try the Apple Butter Cheesecake recipe.
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Christina Carattini said...

I would love to make the grilled cheese sliders.

Debby Chandler said...

I would like to try the oatmeal bars. I'm very fond of oatmeal anyway.

Lina said...

I'd like to try the Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies!

annc999 said...

Grilled cheese sliders look killer!

Mer said...

The applesauce oatmeal cookies look yummy!

Candie L said...

I have to admit I was surprised by the grilled cheese sliders. Thank you

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Nicole said...

Apple and Blue Cheese Toasts caught my attention first, but they all look really good

heidi said...

The sliders!

Marilyn said...

I would like to try the Apple Butter Cheesecake.

Karen F said...

Grilled Cheese Sliders

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

The apple crisp

Allison said...

apple sauce oatmeal cookies

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I'd like to try the Southwest Apple Butter BBQ Sauce!

julie said...

the applesauce oatmeal cookies !!

kyl neusch said...

Apple coconut custard pie

Darlene ysaguirre said...

Grilled cheese sliders

Selinda said...

I'd like to try the Grilled Cheese Slider!
Thanks,

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PAIGE said...

I'd like to try grilled cheese sliders.
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Terri said...

I would like to try the recipe for Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies.

Diane said...

Moist and Fudgy Apple Sauce Brownies

llinda29 said...

I want to make Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

Gina F. said...

I would like to try the Grilled Cheese Sliders.

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Cheryl Chervitz said...

I would like to try the Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

jcwega27 said...

apple crisp
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Melissa S said...

I would try the apple butter marinade for chicken.
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Anonymous said...

I'd love to try Apple Butter BBQ Sauce with Chiles and Cilantro
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

Klydra Pugh said...

The Grilled Cheese Sliders
Thanks for the chance

mogrill said...

Grilled cheese sliders!
Thanks for the chance.
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LesleyfromWI said...

Grilled Cheese Sliders!

Yona Williams said...

Yum...the New Englatini Cocktail using the apple cider

Stacy said...

I would like to try the Green Summer Salsa

eclairre said...

Easy low fat granola.

Anonymous said...

apple butter oatmeal bars!!! ruth streed rds759@ymail.com

Michele P. said...

apple sauce oatmeal cookies

Terri C. McMillan said...

Apple butter Oatmeal bars

Dave said...

applesauce oatmeal cookies

Brittany said...

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie!

taxchyk said...

Applebutter Breakfast Cakes

Marti Parks said...

I would like to try the Apple Sauce Oatmeal cookies.

Tawny said...

These apple butter oatmeal cookies look great. I will definitely make them.

amweeks said...

The apple sauce oatmeal cookies look delicious...I'd love to try making those!

Sarah Hall said...

I would love to try the Applesauce Oatmeal cookie recipe.

Fangirl Jen said...

Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

Amy Z. said...

I want to try the Honey Apple Butter Baked Beans!

MichelleS said...

applesauce oatmeal cookies.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Grilled Cheese Sliders

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Denise said...

Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

Heather McDougle said...

Apple Cinnamon Buns

Heidi said...

The Grilled Cheese Sliders look yum. Thanks.
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Melinda Hinkle said...

Apple butter oatmeal bars

steven libbee said...

oh i love apple butter but i have not tryed or even seen this kind b4

steven libbee said...

mmmmmm oatmeal bars definatly

nicolesender said...

I'd like to try the Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies recipe.
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christina o said...

Apple sauce oatmeal cookies sound yummy to make.

Unknown said...

The date cookies sound great!
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Danielle Lima said...

Apple Butter Cheesecake

Amanda E. said...

The Monkey Bread

latanya t said...

applebutter cheesecake

ColleenMarie82 said...

Cherry Swirl De-Lite Pie

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Magela G. said...

The grilled cheese sliders

ossmcalc said...

I like the Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars.

Stephanie Larison said...

I'd love to do the apple butter mustard!

Nichol Tone said...

Apple crisp

Kathy said...

Apple butter marinade for beef

canti said...

Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies is my choice of recipes.

canti said...

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Linda W. said...

applesauce oatmeal cookies

Dave M. said...

Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars!

kim burnett said...

Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

cathy henatyszen said...

http://musselmans.com/recipes/DisplayRecipe.aspx?Recipe=119

Michelle S. said...

I would like to try Apple Butter Mustard Dip

MRWriter said...

I'd like to make Caramel Apple Crumble Bars.

ababe28 said...

This looks easy!
Autumn Apple Butter Dip

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LissaDora said...


Apple and Blue Cheese Toasts!

pepperqueen said...

Grilled Cheese sliders

Kristy Thiel said...

definitely the applesauce oatmeal cookies. thanks for hosting!

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Apple Butter Custard Pie.

tatertot374 said...

Apple Sauce Meatloaf

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Grilled Cheese Sliders
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Scarlett said...

Good Morning Muffins

Miss Sarah said...

I'd like to try the Apple Cinnamon Buns!

Thanks for the giveaway!

lilyk said...

I would like to try the Sweet 'n Sour Shrimp recipe first.

Sandra Davis said...

would like to try the applesauce oatmeal cookies

Dianne McVetty said...

My grand kids love oatmeal - so I would have to try the apple sauce oatmeal cookies! Thanks.

msilba said...

the applesauce oatmeal cookies for sure!

Robin Quick said...

Would like to try the Apple Butter Cheesecake!

Lesley said...

applesauce oatmeal cookies

Roy F. said...

Coconut Cream Coffee Cake

jakiesmom said...

apple butter mustard dip

Wendy Rozema said...

apple butter cheesecake

Beck James said...

grilled cheese sliders

Karen said...

Apple Butter BBQ Sauce with Chiles and Cilantro. Thanks for the giveaway.

Brooke Adametz said...

green summer salsa!

desdun31 said...

I'd like to make Oatmeal Apple Butter Cookies.



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Elizabeth said...

The Grilled Cheese Sliders sound delicious.

vickie said...

Apple sauce oatmeal cookies

one frugal lady said...

applesauce oatmeal cookies! yum~
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MW Harris said...

I like to try the Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies
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Sarah said...

Apple Butter Cheesecake!

angel320 said...

Apple Butter Cheesecake

amber said...

grilled cheese sliders....yum!!

Sandy said...

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies!

Laura Lane said...

Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies

Faith said...

Southwest Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

Carolyn said...

Apple Butter Cheesecake

Heather! said...

Grilled Cheese Sliders?! Okay, they sound weird, but when I looked at the recipe...well, I've got to try 'em!

Thanks!
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Paula Michele Hafner said...

The Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie looks good.

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I would love to try the Apple Butter Cheesecake recipe.

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Liberty Boblett said...

I would love to try the Apple Butter Marinade for Chicken! Sounds great!

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