Friday, May 24, 2013

Plan Your Summer Menu with Musselman's Apple Butter {Review & Prize Pack Giveaway} #AppleButterRecipes

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As temperatures have been heating up day by day, it's time to enjoy the beautiful weather as much as possible. Open the windows, take an extra walk, go for a picnic — the opportunities are endless!

Along with simply heading outside to enjoy the sunshine, it's also time to give our culinary skills an outdoor workout by pulling out the grill and incorporating the sweet fruity flavor of summer into recipes whenever possible.

Which is why now is the perfect time to create all sorts of tasty recipes for your cookout menu with the rich flavor of 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. This unique, versatile ingredient is just the thing to reach for to celebrate summer!

While Musselman's offers so many great recipes to get you started (or to inspire you to create your own), once I looked over the three options that they had sent to me, I knew immediately which one I wanted to try first.

Musselman's apple butter

How in the world could I pass up the Caramel Apple Crumble Bars when they sounded so yummy?

After all, these bars looked extremely easy to make, very delicious to eat, and something that the whole family would enjoy munching on whether eating indoors or out. Let's get baking!

Musselman's recipe

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

Ingredients

1 box (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix
½ c butter, softened
¾ c Musselman's Apple Butter
1 egg
1 pkg (14 oz) vanilla caramels, unwrapped (I couldn't find vanilla caramels so I used traditional caramels instead)
2 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp Musselman's Apple Butter
⅔ c walnuts, chopped
⅔ c flaked coconut
2 Tbsp butter, melted

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9" baking pan. Beat cake mix and ½ cup butter with electric mixer on low speed until mixture is crumbly. Spoon out 1 cup of the mixture into medium bowl; set aside. To remaining mixture, add ¾ cup apple butter and egg. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly into pan. Bake 20 minutes or until starting to brown and top is set.

Meanwhile, unwrap (great task for kids!) and place caramels, 2 Tbsp butter, and 3 Tbsp of apple butter in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on High for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth and melted.

caramel apple recipe

Combine walnuts, coconut, and 2 Tbsp melted butter with reserved cake mix mixture. Mix until crumbly.

Pour caramel mixture evenly over partially baked crust. (If caramel has cooled and set, microwave 1 minute until it is very soft and pourable.) Break up and sprinkle topping evenly over caramel. Some of caramel will show through.

caramel apple bars recipe

Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until topping is starting to brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Musselman's caramel apple bars recipe

I have to admit that I was slightly skeptical when these bars came out of the oven and looked a bit like all of the ingredients were just mashed together.

But once I let them cool and cut them up, it only took one bite before I was hooked.

caramel apple crumble bars

I'm telling you, I'm addicted!

I love the way that the rich apple flavor of Musselman's Apple Butter is throughout the entire bar and the way that the softer, more cake-like bottom complements the crunchier, chewy top.

Plus, with the layer of caramel in the middle, it just holds it all together perfectly! Simply add a tall glass of milk and just try to stop yourself from going back for seconds or thirds or...

Musselman's caramel apple crumble bars recipe

When it comes time to prep for an outdoor cookout or simply to incorporate a mouthwatering product into your summer meals – 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 summertime ideas that are sure to be crowd pleasers for the whole family and all of your guests. 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 BBQ a tasty treat as well, because...

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

Apple Butter giveaway
*Prize Pack includes (1) jar of Musselman's Apple Butter, (1) sauce mop for BBQing and a recipe card.


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.

160 comments:

Liz said...

I love making roasted tomatoes with fresh tomatoes!

Lisa Orman said...

I printed out this recipe and am going to make it this weekend! I started drooling just reading your post!

wigget said...

apple pie - good all year long

Hetal said...

I like to make Bruschetta bites.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite summer recipe is strawberry shortcake

Paula Peterson said...

I like homemade pasta salad in summer

Dorothy Teel said...

My favorite summer recipe is shish kabobs on the barbeque grill with beef steak and different vegetables, and it is yummy.. thank you.. I love Musselman Apple Butter on toast in the morning and it is great with a pork roast...

Katie said...

Simple grilled corn on the cob with cotija cheese

Kim Pinch said...

Any veggies on the grill...asparagus, corn on the cob, zucchini, tomatoes...

lgm52 said...

I love baked potatoes prepared on the grill.

Jackie said...

I like to make ambrosia (also known as five cup salad)
Thanks!

finallystayathomemomma.com said...

My favorite summer recipe is making a fresh fruit salad. Yumminess!

Marissa M said...

My favorite summer recipe is grilled pineapple with bbq sauce!

Meghan said...

Peach cobbler baby!

Helga said...

fruit salad

Chris Taube said...

My favorite is homemade peach cobbler!

Lori Taube
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DEBIJOT said...

chicken and pineapple kabobs

s said...

berry jam

Ken Ohl said...

strawberry shortcake. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

latanya t said...

fruit tart

Darlene said...

My favorite is strawberry shortcake with whipped cream.

Teresa said...

I like to make macaroni salad.

judy gardner said...

i love fresh strawberries and cream

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Sandra Davis said...

my favorite summer recipe is strawberry cake

Sarah Walker said...

My favorite summer recipe is warm apple pie.

Carrie Phelps said...

Every summer I grow a lot & I mean a lot of tomatoes and make my own salsa.

Breenah said...

My step-dad's barbecue is the best!

Emily said...

Strawberry Shortcake,without a doubt!

Liz said...

My favorite summer recipe would be my homemade potato salad.

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Debra said...

grilled pork chops covered in apple butter

Vanessa said...

Pasta salad is a great summer dish!

danw78704 said...

Bruschetta bites

nanaconnie08 said...

sounds silly....but a good home grown tomato sandwich

Sharon Kaminski said...

my favorite is marinated chicken breasts

moonlight sonata said...

this is th ebst applebutter there is

Barb K. said...

My favorite summer recipe is an old one but still is a favorite. Cucumber and Tomato slices. Served with Dill Or Sweet Pickles.
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Shannon F said...

Strawberry shortcake and rhubarb pie are my favorite summer recipes!

llinda29 said...

I make potato salad

scottsgal said...

pasta salad with home grown veggies

walk9 said...

fruit salad

Denise said...

Frunch. It's a drink recipe from a restaurant at Animal Kingdom at Disneyworld. Thanks!!

Nicole Henke said...

blueberry cobler!

Cserafini said...

Pasta salad.

AlisonBraidwood said...

My favourite summer recipe is always going to be rhubarb pie.

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite summer recipe.


fruit salad with watermelon

debra pauley said...

My favorite summer recipe is strawberry shortcake

Sylvia Zajis said...

homemade strawberry cobbler

Jennifer T. said...

I love mojitos and guacamole during the summer.
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Amanda Rauch said...

Favorite summer recipe is a giant salad with everything in it. It doesn't heat up the kitchen, it is a complete meal and it fills you up completely. Perfect for summer.

Francine said...

bbq chicken

polly said...

I love to make my oriental salad recipe in the summer for big bbq's or potlucks

LesleyfromWI said...

BBQ ribs with spaghetti salad

Rita M said...

Strawberry Shortcake

Peggy Greco said...

A cold steamed shrimp salad would be scrumptious in summer.

crankyyanky1 said...

I love to make blueberry zuchinni bread with a the zuchinni's I get from my garden over the summer

dawn keenan said...

My favorite summer recipe is fruit salad with locally grown fruit.

w l burro said...

My favorite summer recipe is for fresh strawberry pie and homemade ice cream. Yum.

kdrae said...

I love hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill!!!

jcwega27 said...

bbq chicken
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Stephanie Larison said...

Macaroni salad, yum!

frugalistamommy said...

I love broccoli salad, with raisins, red onions, bacon, cheese and a sweet creamy sauce!!!!

Larry Kroesing said...

I like s'mores made with graham crackers, hershey's chocolate bar, and chocolate marshmellows. A back-up is graham crackers, chocolate frosting from a can, and marshmellow creme from a jar.

BlessieNelson said...

An olive oil garlic pizza!

garygreen said...

I would love to win this prize.

Victoria Nyquist said...

I love making tons of smores in the summer! Except I make mine with peanut butter spread on the graham crackers as well! Soooo good!

Karen said...

Grilling out Chicken, Ribs, Hot Dogs and Burgers!

Maryea said...

Frosty Strawberry Squares
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Leslie Rigsby said...

My favorite summer recipe would be making fresh salsa straight from my garden. The only thing I have to buy is limes.

Allison Downes said...

Grilled eggplant and tomato salad

Thanks for the nice giveaway!

Terra H. said...

My favorite is Snicker Salad, using Snickers, apples, cool whip and cream cheese. Thanks.
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Aleksandra Nearing said...

Fruit salad is a hit at our house.

Nicole said...

This past weekend I tried a new bean salad recipe that was a hit.

Tiffany Weikel said...

i like making pasta salad

Dana Beeman said...

I love making Cheesy Dapper Apple Squares. :)
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emeraldmaz said...

I like a jello poke cake with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries

puye said...

I like to make Bruschetta bites

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Chantel said...

Fresh Spring Rolls. Cool, refreshing and light on hot, hot summer days!

Maria Iemma said...

Every summer I make strawberry shortcake.

tina reynolds said...

I love fruit salad so so good

apple blossom said...

strawberry pie

Treesa said...

I love making a lunch made up of fruit salad, cottage cheese and chives, and sausage, cheese, and crackers

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helen may said...

Favorite summer receipe? Diced apple with cinnamon and butter wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill.

Miss Sarah said...

Homemade potato salad - goes great with burgers and corn on the cob!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sara said...

Anything on the grill!

Jessica said...

blueberry crumbs bars!

Stefanie Elysse Hurtado said...

Mine is Hummus and Sprout sandwiches!

SueZH said...

I love rhubarb custard pie.

mecarolks said...

My favorite summer recipe is strawberry shortcake

Ellen C. said...

I love grilling corn on the cob with a little bit of butter and parmesan cheese. Thanks for the chance.

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Christy Cummins said...

Strawberry Shortcake

huntcm74 said...

bbq ribs

Paol Trenny said...

oyster bienville on the grill

Paol Trenny said...

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Chris Alejandro said...

I love making a cold chicken noodle salad for hot days. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Di said...

burgers on the grill!

Nancy Hall said...

Strawberry rhubarb pie or cobbler.

an unexpected turn said...

i love bbq on a hot sunny day

Familyof5 said...

BBQ party and apple pie

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Mippy Foofalina said...

My summer fave is strawberry shortcake :)

Amanda Gilds said...

I love tomato sandwiches and melon salads in the summer. Florida is hot and I don't like to use the oven a lot!

Heather McDougle said...

my favorite is the hamburgers on the grill that my husband makes

Susan C said...

Sweet & Sour Pasta Salad

Kayla said...

My favorite summer meal is my husband's smoked baby back ribs. They are sooo good and they fall off the bone.

bettycd said...

love roasting sweetcorn on the grill along with chicken marinaded in caribbean jerk sauce

Andrea D said...

I love cucumbers and tomatoes with salad dressing

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Mallory said...

Fresh salad with local cheese.

RJ said...

Glorified Rice

Danielle PB said...

Sliced potato and onion wrapped in foil with butter, margarine or olive oil and cooked on the grill.

ColleenMarie82 said...

Strawberry Shortcake

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

my mom's potato salad!

Allison said...

blueberry pancakes

nicolesender said...

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
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Sarah said...

I love cold pasta salads and strawberry rhubarb crisp in the summer!

Sonya Sanderson said...

I like to make fresh fruit salad.

Nikki Strong said...

I like fruit and brownie pizza.

Melissa said...

Fruit pizza is my fav summer treat.

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

Grilled chicken and pineapple

Roy F. said...

My favorite summer recipe is for fruit salad

Diane Cooper said...

Hands down, Strawberry Shortcake!

Tara Martin said...

Rhubarb! Rhubarb muffins or rhubarb slushy!

sparkedcat said...

My favorite summer recipe is pasta salad with fresh picked veggies!

pajamashift said...

I sometimes make sliced tomato with fresh mozzarella with olive oil and basil leaves.

Brandi Hawn said...

i love strawberry shortcakes! :)

Kimberly said...

Berry Crisp

lilahshea said...

smores =)

Breanne said...

peach cobbler

Elaine said...

Bowtie pasta salad

cmel said...

authentic maryland steamed crabs :)

Bo said...

I love making strawberry shortcake in the early summer and grilled corn on the cob in the late summer!

Jessica G said...

Grilling chicken or steak and corn on the cob.

Ryan said...

I enjoy grilled peach dessert a la mode!

brich2222 said...

when our apples ripen, we make lots of apple pies

annabelle said...

I love to make easy burritos with beans, salsa and a little cheese.

K.T. said...

I have a great fruit salad recipe - would love to try some of this apple butter in the dressing.

Kim said...

I love to make friend green tomatoes!
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

fresh fair lemonades
vmkids3 at msn dot com

Renee G said...

I love making rhubarb cobbler

Birdson said...

Fav summer recipe is 4 Berrie Triffle Birdie Skolfield

Kelly Boudreaux said...

Chicken on the grill!

Erica C. said...

I love delicious grilled chicken.
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tavernie said...

Grilled Shrimp Spinach Salad!
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Mihaela Day said...

homemade peach cobbler

Sandra K321 said...

My favorite to bring places is an easy macaroni salad made with light ranch dressing, canned chicken breast, and cucumbers.

Unknown said...

Apple Pie
-lilith katz

michedt said...

My favorite recipe is Greek Pitas. So refreshing with all the veggies.
Michelle Tucker

Lisa M said...

GRILLED BURRITOS

MizVickik said...

Any kind of summer salad!
Miz Vickik

Karrie Millheim said...

Apple Pie :)

laurasloves said...

I love peach and blueberry cobblers.
Laurie Emerson

S Carter said...

My favorite summer recipe is salmon and corn on the grill!

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blew415 said...

we make flan - so good

Stephanie said...

Fav summer recipe!
Banana creme pie! yummm

Teresa Thompson said...

Banana Split brownies.

Karen said...

Spaghetti Salad :)

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autumn grace said...

BBQ PORK CHOPS N CORN ON THE COBB.

Pixel Berry Pie said...

Hamburgers and iced green tea. :-)

Atreau said...

I love potato salad!

Tylerpants said...

I like adding tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese and red onions with some vinagrette. Yum! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

lilyk said...

I love ribs!

Rebecca Parsons said...

I have never thought to use apple butter in baking but these bars look so good i wouldn't mind trying these myself.