Along with enjoying the drop in humidity and the beautiful colors of the leaves, it's also time to give our culinary skills an update by incorporating the sweet fruity flavor of fall apples into recipes whenever possible.
Which is why now is the perfect time to create all sorts of tasty menu additions with the rich flavor of 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 fall!
While Musselman's has always offered a wide variety of great recipes to get you started (or to inspire you to create your own), they have now also made it possible to find even more delicious options with their new Apple Butter e-recipe book. Download it for free and get cooking!
With such a large number of tasty-looking recipes in the e-recipe book, I didn't know where to begin... and then Musselman's sent over a few ingredients to inspire me even further!
As I'm fairly certain that I have never met a fruity bread or cake that I haven't liked, I knew that I couldn't pass up trying the Spiced Apple Cake with Orange Glaze first.
After all, these cute little loaves looked extremely easy to make, very delicious to eat, and something that the whole family would enjoy munching on or giving as gifts. Let's get baking!
Spiced Apple Cake with Orange Glaze
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
¾ cup sugar
½ cup butter
½ cup buttermilk
1 cup Musselman's Apple Butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp orange peel
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Sift flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.
Cream sugar and softened butter or margarine in large bowl. Add eggs, beating thoroughly. Beat in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Stir in apple butter.
Pour into a greased 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan (to make small individual cakes for gift giving, use four 6" x 2½" x 2" pans and be sure to adjust baking times for the smaller pans).
Bake in 350°F oven 55 to 65 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Make orange glaze by combining powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange peel. Spoon glaze over warm cake.
Mmmmmm! I love the way that the rich apple flavor of Musselman's Apple Butter is throughout the entire cake and that the sweet orange glaze on the top complements it just right.
Each bite is melt-in-your-mouth yummy so, even if you have plans to gift them, be sure to leave at least one for yourself as well because you're not going to want to miss reaching for a slice (or two) (or more).
When it comes time to prep for a gathering or gift-giving or simply to incorporate a mouthwatering product into your autumn 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.
Visit Musselman's recipes to see all of their delicious 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 tasty treats to their friends and family as well, because...
One lucky person will win a Musselman's Apple Butter Prize Pack*!
*Prize Pack includes (1) jar of Musselman's Apple Butter, decorative mini loaf pans 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.